score off or score points off

score off or score points off
Brit. informal outdo or humiliate, especially in an argument.
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  • score points — phrase to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you score points with: He scored points with teachers by proposing shorter working hours. score points… …   Useful english dictionary

  • score points off someone — 1. To advance at the expense of another 2. To outwit, get the better of someone in an argument or repartee • • • Main Entry: ↑point …   Useful english dictionary

  • score points — to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you score points with: He scored points with teachers by proposing shorter working hours. score points… …   English dictionary

  • score points off — GET THE BETTER OF, gain the advantage over, outdo, worst, have the edge over; have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate; informal get/be one up on, get one over on, best. → score * * * score off or score points off (informal) To achieve a …   Useful english dictionary

  • score points off — he s obsessed with scoring points off everyone, even his best friends Syn: get the better of, gain the advantage over, outdo, best, have the edge over; have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate; informal get/be one up on, get one over on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • score — score1 W2S3 [sko: US sko:r] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in a game)¦ 2¦(in a test or experiment)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4 on that score 5 know the score 6 settle a score 7¦(mark)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1000 1100; : Old Norse; Origin: sk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • score — I n. tally (usu. sports) 1) to keep score 2) a close; even; lopsided score 3) (AE) (usu. baseball) a box score 4) a score stands (the score stood five to three = the score stood five three = the score stood at five to three; how does the score… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • score — score1 [ skɔr ] verb *** ▸ 1 gain point in game/sport ▸ 2 achieve level on test ▸ 3 record score in game ▸ 4 succeed in doing something ▸ 5 obtain ▸ 6 have sex with someone ▸ 7 mark line into surface ▸ 8 write/arrange music ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • score — /skɔ / (say skaw) noun 1. the record of points made by the competitors in a game or match. 2. the aggregate of points made by a side or individual. 3. the scoring of a point or points. 4. Education the performance of an individual, or sometimes… …  

  • score — n. & v. n. 1 a the number of points, goals, runs, etc., made by a player, side, etc., in some games. b the total number of points etc. at the end of a game (the score was five nil). c the act of gaining esp. a goal (a superb score there!). 2 (pl …   Useful english dictionary

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