tear off a piece

tear off a piece
to have sex (with). A phrase denoting seduction or sexual achievement from the male point of view. The expression is American or Australian in origin and dates from the end of the 19th century. (The use of 'tear off a strip' with this sexual sense has been recorded in Brit-ain.) The unromantic image evoked is that of tearing a piece of meat off a car-cass for consumption.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • tear-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from the phrase tear off : part of a piece of paper intended to be removed by tearing usually along a marked line (as a row of dashes) * * * /tair awf , of /, adj. designed to be easily removed by tearing, usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear off — verb /teɪɹ ɒf,teɪɹ ɑf/ a) To rip away from; to pull a piece from forcibly. Do not tear off the price tag if you want to return that shirt. b) To leave or depart rapidly. The fugitive tore off down the alley. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • tear one off — vb to succeed in seduction, have sex (with). A less common version of tear off a piece and, like that expression, used mostly in the USA and Australia …   Contemporary slang

  • tear — tear1 W3S3 [tıə US tır] n 1.) [C usually plural] a drop of salty liquid that comes out of your eye when you are crying ▪ The children were all in tears . ▪ She came home in floods of tears . ▪ I could see that Sam was close to tears . ▪ Bridget… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — 1 noun 1 (C) a drop of salty liquid that flows from your eye when you are crying: Tears just rolled down his face. | tear stained cheeks | (be) in tears (=crying): My wife actually broke down in tears telling me. | burst into tears (=suddenly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • piece — piece1 W1S1 [pi:s] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount)¦ 2¦(part)¦ 3¦(single item)¦ 4¦(small amount)¦ 5¦(land)¦ 6 fall to pieces 7 go to pieces 8 smash/rip/tear something to pieces 9 pull/rip/tear somebody/something to pieces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — tear1 [ ter ] (past tense tore [ tɔr ] ; past participle torn [ tɔrn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to pull something so that it separates into pieces or gets a hole in it, or to become damaged in this way: RIP: It s made of very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tear — I UK [teə(r)] / US [ter] verb Word forms tear : present tense I/you/we/they tear he/she/it tears present participle tearing past tense tore UK [tɔː(r)] / US [tɔr] past participle torn UK [tɔː(r)n] / US [tɔrn] ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to …   English dictionary

  • tear — I CRYING ♦♦♦ tears (Pronounced [[t]tɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] in tear 1, and [[t]te͟ə(r)[/t]] in tear2.) 1) N COUNT: usu pl Tears are the drops of salty liquid that come out of your eyes when you are crying. Her eyes filled with tears... I just broke down and… …   English dictionary

  • tear — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun from the eyes ADJECTIVE ▪ angry, bitter, emotional ▪ There were angry tears in Lily s eyes. ▪ happy ▪ burning, f …   Collocations dictionary

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