Meaning: If a quality someone has rubs off on other people, they start to show that quality as well.
- rub off If Simon's enthusiasm rubs off on the other workers, they'll all start working harder.
- rub off Alan's excitement rubbed off on the other kids, and soon they were all running around shouting.
My grandfather was a really calm, quiet man, and it seemed to rub off on other people. When they were with him, they felt