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English definition of “polish sb off”

polish sb off

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