see: fly off the handle
- Off the hog
Related Terms eat high on the hog
[awf-th uh-job, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈdʒɒb, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. done, received, or happening away from or while not at one’s job: off-the-job research. 2. temporarily not employed: off-the-job union members.
- Off the needle
adjective phrase No longer injecting or using narcotics; clean (1960s+ Narcotics)
- Off the pace
adverb phrase Behind the leader or leaders: The red car is about two laps off the pace (1951+)