Origin of pop-offfrom pop off (see phrase under pop)
(third-person singular simple present pops off, present participle popping off, simple past and past participle popped off)
- (intransitive, informal) To leave, and return in a short time
- I'm just popping off to the shops to pick up some bread.
- (intransitive, informal) To die suddenly.
- (informal) To kill someone.
- (intransitive, informal) To speak frankly; usually to someone else's disdain (i.e. popping off at the mouth).
- (intransitive, informal) To release flatulence, in most cases, in short rapid succession.
- To thrust away, or put off promptly.
- to pop one off with a denial