Meaning: go away
Example: I am sick of you being rude to me all the time. Why don’t you just push off and talk to someone else?
Meaning: to try to force something to happen and risk a negative outcome
Example: I’ve already asked him to sign the contract four time. I don’t want to push it.
when push comes to shove
Meaning: when the time has come for action
Example: He’s only an average teacher but when push comes to shove, he can get the job done.
Meaning: very easy
Example: That last debate was a pushover. The opponents were really unprepared.
to push the envelope
Meaning: to set new limits for what is possible
Example: Simon’s a great teacher. He really pushes the envelope when it comes to using technology in the classroom.
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