I don't know why dictionaries only have this structure
- to make somebody feel bored or not interested
- People had been turned off by both candidates in the election.
The thing is that that structure can not give us freedom to express more complicated idea.
Ok, say Mary's cooking method (she uses a lot of oil and fry a lot) makes me feel I don't want to eat her food.
Do we have structure "somebody/something turns somebody off something"?
For example, "Her cooking style turns me off her food"
Or do we have to say "Her cooking style turns my love of her food off"
Note: I still like her in every way. It's just that I don't like her food.
So, if we say "her cooking style turns me off", it may make people think that I don't like her as a whole (her character, her clothes her food, etc).