go off at score

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go off at score

  1. (idiomatic) Of a horse, to break suddenly into a gallop; of a person, suddenly to say or do something impetuous.
    • 1888: Bremmil went off at score after the baby's death and the general discomfort that followed, and Mrs Hauksbee annexed him. — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Three and—an Extra’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 12)