come off it

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come off it

Stop acting or speaking foolishly or pretentiously, as in Oh come off it! you're no smarter than they are. This term, often used as an imperative, dates from the late 1800s, when it was usually put simply as come off.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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