“Be off”: phrasal verb meaning.
- be off
- To go out, leave a place in order to go to another place.
Other examples of “be off” phrasal verb in a sentence
- I’ve finished work for today. I’m off! Bye!
- I think I’ll be off. See you tomorrow!
- I’m off to the bar. I’ll be back in 1 hour.
“Be off”: use in context explanation
The man’s been having a toothache for some time now (for a long period of time). He hasn’t been to the dentist’s yet because he is very scared of it. He always waits until the last moment before he goes to the dentist. The toothache has become very strong though, so he has no other choice at this point. The man has to be off and fix his tooth. He’s finally found the courage to go and he takes his teddy bear with him to help him in this difficult moment and leaves the house.