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Re: Take the edge off

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 12, 2008 at 17:14

In Reply to: Take the edge off posted by Ajay Singh Rawat on September 12, 2008 at 16:09:

: Can anybody tell me the meaning of phrase "take the edge off"?

The "edge" in this metaphor is the sharpened edge of a blade. To "take the edge off" a blade is to blunt it. So metaphorically, you can take the edge off any number of things: happiness, pleasure, excitement, and so on. (VSD)