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polish something off

Definition of polish something off in English:

Finish or consume something quickly: they polished off most of the sausages
More example sentences
  • Desserts of chocolate cake and hyper-decadent peach meringue sundae were quickly polished off, followed a fine selection of Isle of Mull cheeses and coffee.
  • Both were polished off quickly and when the bill came for the food (drinks are paid for separately), it was only £11.
  • Squid rings and the latter were the choices to start, and were polished off really quickly, despite there being only five of us.
Synonyms
eat, finish, consume, devour, guzzle, wolf down, down, bolt;
drink up, drain, quaff, gulp (down), binge on, gorge on
informal stuff oneself with, put away, scoff, shovel down, pig out on, swill, knock back, scarf (down/up)
complete, finish, deal with, accomplish, discharge, do;
end, conclude, close, finalize, round off, wind up
informal wrap up, sew up
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