off like a prom dress

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Making a start, or departing, very rapidly.

Etymology:

  • Pun on two senses of off, with the implication that a couple at a prom are likely to have sexual intercourse.
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When we heard the police car pull up, we were off like a prom dress.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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    Karen
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