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, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Three and—an Extra’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 12)
      Bremmil went off at score after the baby's death and the general discomfort that followed, and Mrs Hauksbee annexed him.