fuck off v.
1. (also fuck) to leave, to go away.
|(con. 1916) Her Privates We (1986) 20: Just fly over the line, take a peek at Fritz, and soon as a bit o’ shrapnel comes their way, fuck off ’ome jildy, toot sweet.|
|Men in Battle 89: He ‘fucked off’ over the border, as the men put it.|
|in Derelicts of Company K (1978) 275: What’s the use of being on the ball, if you’re restricted anyway? May as well fuck off.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 463: They told me to straighten up or fuck off.letter 19 Aug. in|
|Sun. Times Mag. 30 Sept. 38: I used to have a whole load of women before I went inside, but they all f---ed off.|
|GBH 117: ‘They’ve fucked off,’ I said. ‘That’s what. They’ve fucked off’.|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] He seems to have satisfied himself that I’m all right and he fucks off.|
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] By the way, Helen’s fucked off.|
|Observer Rev. 29 Aug. 9: There’s this guy, big fucker [...] twats me, fucks off.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 3: The borman [...] fucks off down the other end of the bor.|
|Life 221: Howling that everyone had left him, fucked off and left him.|
|Panopticon (2013) 233: ‘I’m gonnae have a whitey,’ he said and fucked off up to the toilet to be sick.|
|Rolling Stone 14 Oct. 🌐 This is Wisconsin, after all. You can tell immigrants to fuck off, but you can't say the p-word the day before church.|
|Braywatch 206: I pick up my bag of jerseys and out the door I fock.|
|Man-Eating Typewriter 344: ‘The past can fuck-off-thataways now for all I care’.|
2. (orig. US, also f.o.) to waste time, to idle, to avoid one’s duties; thus fucking off n., wasting time, acting lazily.
|AS XIX:2 108: You would say of a man who has absented himself at the approach of some unpleasant job of work, ‘Oh, he fucked off.’.‘Vocab. for Lakes, [etc.]’|
|Cool Hand Luke (1967) 174: Git back to work. Ah ain’t gonna put up with your fuckin’ off no more.|
|Union Dues (1978) 57: You keep an eye on him for me. You let me know he stots fuckin off, right?|
|Different Seasons (1995) 478: He’d been fucking off for the entire first seven years of his public education.|
|Clockers 551: You say ‘free’ like [...] alls I do when I’m not here is fuck off or something.|
|Out of Bounds (2017) 60: ‘You fuck off out of her life and we’ll fuck off out of yours’.|
3. a synon. for go to hell! under hell n.
|Sel. Letters (1992) 6: Poetry is nobody’s business except the poet’s & everybody else can fuck off (with a peculiar galloping motion.).letter 20 Dec. in Thwaite|
|Prince of the City 35: Now a third detective was demanding money too. ‘I’d tell him to fuck off,’ Coco said.|
|(con. 1950s) Never a Normal Man 127: ‘You two can fuck off,’ she told them.|
4. (US black) to waste, to squander.
|On the Yard (2002) 9: The big yard’s a cold place to fuck off your life.|
|Black Players 216: It is easier for a dude to get rich without a car than it is to get rich with the car (if he don’t fuck off all the money).|
|Rakim Told Me 151: ‘We got $40,000, bought an SP-12 [drum machine] [...] and fucked off some of the money’.|
|Cherry 39: I was fucking off school pretty bad and I tried to balance that out by getting a job helping make the pizzas at Gerasene’s.|
5. to disregard, to brush aside, to put off.
|Last Campaign 431: They been trying to retire him for months [...] but he keeps fucking them off and turning down his retirement.|
|Central Sl. 23: fucked-it-off To let a debt or other obligation lapse [...] ‘I owed the boy money but I just fucked-it-off.’.|
|Powder 438: Sulking on the train because me bird’d fucked me off.|
|Layer Cake 23: We fucked him off of course but he’s gone down one of those law centres.|
6. to miss out on something through one’s own or another’s ineptitude.
|No Beast So Fierce 164: We fucked off a score because you weren’t here.|
|Hard Bounce [ebook] Then I realized I’d just fucked-off my ride back.|
7. to expel, to reject.
|Commitments 15: He told me he got fucked ou’ o’ the folk mass choir – D’yis know why? For playin’ The Chicken Song on the organ.|
|Boys From Baghdad 55: No one moved—they were all staying. Mind you, if I could have had my way, quite a few of them would have been unceremoniously fucked off .|
8. to stop.
|Van (1998) 364: ‘Ah, fuck off complainin,’ said Pat.|
9. to annoy.
|High Fidelity 297: ‘I’m glad you’re back to sort him out.’ [...] This really fucks me off.|
|Guardian G2 14 Feb. 4: It was a very small thing but it fucked me off so much.|
|Dirty South 3: It always fucks me off when these brothers don’t wanna spill the shit about him.|
1. a sum of money or an income large enough to give one the power of freedom from everyday constraints, i.e. one could tell one’s employer to fuck off.
|Guardian 30 Dec. 3: The one advantage of being rich is that it’s ‘fuck off’ money. If you don’t like it, you can walk away.|
2. a payment that persuades its receiver to go away or abandon a course of action.
|Sucked In 202: Merv would sign off on the amalgamation, Gilpin would get some fuck-off money.|