burn off
 v.— «VQT pins its slender hopes on seven unseen episodes of “Brooklyn Bridge” that CBS plans to air (“burn off” in TV lingo) sometime after the first of the year.» —“Hopes ride on ‘burn off’ Viewers group works to rescue ‘Brooklyn Bridge’” by Greg Dawson Chicago Tribune Dec. 11, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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