keep off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb keep off (2).

Meaning: to avoid something like a certain food or a certain topic in conversation

Synonym: avoid

For example:

  • keep off sth Her doctor has told her to keep off chocolates and other sweets, but she still keeps eating them.

  • keep off sth How many times have I told you to keep off politics when Uncle Billy's around?

Quick Quiz:

If you want to be slim and sexy, you have to keep off

a. fruits and vegetables

b. fatty foods, sweets and ice-cream

c. exercise machines

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