Definition of lay off in English:

lay off

informal Give up or stop doing something: I laid off smoking for seven years
More example sentences
  • In her defense, laying off the booze would mean seeing him sober…
  • Now I'm doing an Amber and trying to quit the fags - my immune system is shot and laying off the smokes should help a bit.
  • I’m also trying to lay off the dairy after a week of upset stomach.
Synonyms
give up, abstain from, desist from, cut outquit, pack in, leave off, stop
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