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Set Off (A)

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A commercial expression. The credits are set off against the debits, and the balance struck.

Set off to advantage. A term used by jewellers, who set off precious stones by appropriate “settings.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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