- v. idiomatic To finish completely, especially a food (polish the plate with one's tongue) or liquor.
- v. To remove by polishing (rubbing with a fine abrasive).
- v. finish a task completely
- v. kill intentionally and with premeditation
- v. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
“The Breeze could smoke all night, polish off a bottle of tequila, maintain well enough to drive the forty miles back to Pine Cove without arousing the suspicion of a single cop, and be on the beach by nine the next morning acting as if the term hangover were too abstract to be con-sidered.”
“He does force down a few bites while I polish off the butter-slathered biscuit Jeanine returns with.”
“Any road you choose, add fun heels in anything but black, one strong statement necklace think chunky ethnic, Lucite, or even multistrand carvings, and polish off the look with flirty, flesh-toned fishnets!”
“But is it your theory that she is trying to polish off all the people who know anything about Miss Dawson?”
“Matt Guerrier and Jon Rauch each worked an inning of relief to polish off the shutout.”
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