• Score-off


    From the verb score off.

    Full definition of score-off



    (plural score-offs)
    1. (rare) The action or result of scoring off someone (a rebuttal, a point won).
      • 1930, Wyndham Lewis, The Apes of God, p. 354:There were a thousand and one gems of café-chatter, of tit-for-tattle – of score-offs and well-rubbed-ins.
      • 1955, Oireachtas Parliament, Díosbóireachtaí párlaiminte: tuairisc oifigiúil debates: official report, volume 150, p. 294:... – the Minister should come in here and use the occasion of the making of his statement on such an important matter as the Estimate for his Department as a political score-off on his opponents.
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