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(to) Write off
The verbal phrase ‘to write off’ means to not give something/someone a chance, in other words if I don’t think that England will do very well in the Euros I am writing off their chances, in my opinion they will not win (or maybe not even qualify). Spain have won the last two Euros and have wonderful players in their squad yet many have written them off – they do not think they can win it for a third time. However, I would not write off Spain at all and think they will do very well indeed! To write something or someone off.
- Example: England have been written off after their draw with Russia in their first match at the 2016 Euros.