- Finish or consume something quickly: they polished off most of the sausagesMore example sentences
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
- 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.