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English definition of “polish sth/sb off”

polish sth/sb off

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with polish   /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/
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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