It was a real turn-off to discover that his hobby was model railways.
Advanced English Dictionary
+noun 1 a place where a road leads away from another larger or more important road: We missed the turn-off for / to the airport. 2[usually sing.] (informal) a person or thing that people do not find interesting, attractive or sexually exciting: The city's crime rate is a serious turn-off to potential investors. + I find beards a real turn-off.
Collocation Dictionary noun
VERB + TURN-OFF
Take the next turn-off.
| miss, overshoot
We were chatting and overshot our turn-off.
the turn-off for Leeds
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