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English definition of “polish sth/sb off”

polish sth/sb off

informal phrasal verb with polish     /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/ verb [T]
to defeat a competitor easily : Arsenal polished off Chelsea 5–0 in Saturday's match .Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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