Definition of skim off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skim off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

skim off somebody

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skim off something

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skim somebody off

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skim something off

 
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to take for yourself the best part of something, often in an unfair way Private companies should not be allowed to skim off profitable sectors of the postal service.
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