Polish off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To polish off something (or polish something off) is to finish something quickly and very easily; especially a large amount of food, alcohol or work.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. That cake looks delicious. We’ll soon polish that off!

2. The children polished off the biscuits in two minutes

3. When he’s watching television in the evening he polishes off three bags of crisps.

4. He polished off a whole bottle of whiskey at the party.

5. She polished off her paperwork before 3pm.

6. Who polished off all the chocolate?!

infinitive
polish off
present simple
polish off and polishes off
-ing form
polishing off
past simple
polished off
past participle
polished off

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