Idiom:  walk off with something


Idiom:  walk off with something

  • to leave with something that you didn’t have permission to take
  • to win an award, prize or other compensation

Note: When taking or stealing something, this can be done intentionally or by mistake.

Example sentences

Meaning 1: To leave with something that you didn’t have permission to take

— 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 keychain 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.

— Here you are. That guy just walked off with your folder. When I confronted him he pretended he did it by accident.

Meaning 2:  To win an award, prize or other compensation

— Thank you! We never imagined we'd walk off with two Emmy awards for this series.

— My husband went to Vegas and walked off with almost $25,000. Hopefully he won't develop a gambling habit.

— After the break we'll find out who will walk off with the grand prize for Best Dog in Show?

— Believe me, it's a great investment opportunity. You could walk off with a fortune.

— I really don't want to work another summer in Alaska but last year I walked off with enough to pay off all my credit card debt.

— At my very first race, I walked off with a silver medal. After a year of training I think I can come in first place.


  • run off/away with something
  • nick something
  • make away/off with
  • pick someone's pocket

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