to tick off

Submitted by Miroslavchik on Sun, 06/01/2019 - 21:59

Meanings of "to tick off"


'to tick someone off' is an an informal way of saying "to make someone angry or annoyed'

"Long lines at the supermarket really tick me off."
"You really ticked off your boss! "


for this and a number of other annotated American-English idioms and informal expressions

Explained by Miroslavchik on Sun, 06/01/2019 - 21:59
Explained by Miroslavchik

выводить из себя, из равновесия; раздражать; сердить;
(lit.) - отмечать галочкой, ставить галочку.

Explained by St. Sol on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:14
Explained by St. Sol

"to tick off" in lyrics

Leningrad - Elections! Elections!

And now this great day arrived,
And they handed me the ballot sheet,
I go and tick off the checkbox - yeah,
I vote against everybody.