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 Off-hand.Off the Hooks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Off his Head.
 
Delirious, deranged, not able to use his head; so “off his feed,” not able to eat or enjoy his food. The latter phrase is applied to horses which refuse to eat their food.   1
 


 Off-hand.Off the Hooks. 

 
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