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leave off

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To omit.
  2. (informal) To desist; to cease.
    Leave off hitting him!
  3. (intransitive) To stop with a view to resuming at a later point.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[1]
      Picking up eight years after The Dark Knight left off, the film finds Gotham enjoying a tenuous peace based on Harvey Dent’s moral ideals rather than the ugly truth of his demise.