English Language Lessons

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Idiom of the week – Turn off

Posted by englishlessons on March 5, 2014

Definition:

to offend*

Examples:

They want to be careful not to turn off consumers with their new advertising campaign.

The change in programming turned off the network’s older audience.

TOEFL® Tip:

Note that “turn off” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English. Look for the the “TOEFL® phrasal verbs” graphic which highlights the phrasal verbs in the Idioms in English programs.

*This phrasal verb also means to shut off the power.

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