What does polish off mean?

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Verb
  1. (idiomatic) To finish completely, especially a food (polish the plate with one's tongue) or liquor.
  2. To remove by polishing (rubbing with a fine abrasive).
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Seaweed is delicious, and now that you've fallen in love with these ocean greens, you likely can't wait to polish off multiple bowlfuls each day.
I didn't open the Irish creme last night but I did almost polish off the bag of crisps.
So, if you don't manage to polish off a whole bottle of Champers this Valentine's Day, buy one of these.
Then they could take off th' edge o' their hunger while they were in their garden an' th, fine food they get indoors 'ud polish off th' corners.
A man who can knock out Kid Lajoie ought to polish off a freshman in a minute.
I remember everyone drunkenly singing along to the chorus as the grizzly old bar manager brought up a half empty keg for us to polish off.

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