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English definition of “polish sb off”

polish sb off

mainly US informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with polish   /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/
to kill someone: He was accused of polishing off his former partner.Murder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
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