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It is best to be off with the old love before you are on with the new proverbial saying, early 19th century.

off with his (or her) head a summary direction to execute someone by decapitation, a favourite exclamation of the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

See also off beam, off the beaten track.


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