Idiom:  walk off with something

Meaning

Idiom:  walk off with something

  • to leave with something that you didn’t have permission to take

Note: This can be done intentionally or by mistake.


Example sentences

— I had a party Saturday night and someone walked off with my mom’s gold bracelet.

— Rats! That customer just walked off with my pen.

— Did that man just walk off with your drink? I cannot believe that.

— Could you please give me another packet? I put mine on my seat while I went to the restroom and someone walked off with it.

— We have to keep the restroom key on this huge key chain so people don't accidentally walk off with it.

— Since we hired a security guard, fewer people walk off with our merchandise.

— Who walked off with all of the Swiss chocolates that I left in the employee lounge?

— The reason you have to fill out a form for office supplies is that employees walk off with everything if we leave the supply closed unlocked.

— Oops! I walked off with someone else's keys by mistake.


Synonyms

  • run off with something
  • nick something


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