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27th February 2017

I've got to shoot off

We use this expression to say you have to leave immediately
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Sorry, I can't talk right now. I've got to shoot off.
Okay, bye, see you tomorrow.
Example 2
As I was saying, he told me I wasn't doing my job properly and I said..
Oh my God, is that the time? I've got to shoot off. I'll talk to you some other time.