bully off phrasal


bully off phrasal
verb (I) to start a game of hockey (1) - bully-off noun (C) 3 adjective bully for you/him etc spoken used when you do not think that someone has done anything special but they want you to praise them: Yes. I know you've done all the dishes. Bully for you!

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