turn-off

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Something that repulses, disgusts, or discourages, especially sexually.

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  • From the verb phrase turn off.
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I like the people at my job, but the 60-hour work weeks are a big turn-off.
Braces on a pretty girl actually aren't a turn-off for me.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'turn-off':

turn-offA road where one turns off like a motorway exit.
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