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Naff off (slang) Tell somebody to go away, usually because you're angry. fuck off, piss off

  • She told them to naff off.
  • He wished people would just naff off and leave him alone.

Nail down [Nail somebody down] (answer, date, time, price) Force somebody to state their intentions clearly. peg down, pin down

  • I couldn't nail her down to an exact date.
  • Try and nail them down to a price.
  • He's definitely coming but I couldn't nail him down to a specific time.

Narrow down [Narrow something down] (list, number, choice, possibilities, search) Reduce or limit in some way.

  • They've narrowed down the list of candidates.
  • They narrowed the number of suspects down to three.

Nip in (insep) Go into a place quickly or for a short time. nip out

  • She nipped in and said hello.
  • I'll nip in next week to book an appointment.

Nip off (insep) Go somewhere quickly or for a short time.

  • I'll just nip off to the shops. 
  • I'm going to nip off early so I can catch my train.

Nip out nip off

Nod off (insep) Fall asleep unintentionally. doze off, drop off

  • She nodded off in front of the TV.
  • He was embarrased because he nodded off in the middle of the film.

Nose about/ around/ into (insep) Try to find out things about other people's affairs.

  • What are you nosing about here for ?
  • I wish you'd stop nosing into other people's business.

Nose out [Nose something out] (details, facts, signs) Discover by searching carefully.

  • His job is to nose out unpleasant facts about important politicians.
  • He managed to nose out some important facts.

Notch up [notch something up] (victory, sale, record sales, contract) Achieve.

  • Yahoo.co.uk notched up almost 3.4 million weekly unique visitors during July.
  • The band notched up another UK Number 1 single with their version of the classic Bangles song.

Note down [Note something down] (address, number, message) Write down. jot down, take down, write down

  • Note down his address.
  • We recommend that you find and note down the serial number of your device.

 

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