off-duty
off-duty off-duty adj. not performing or available for duties at the given moment; as, an off-duty policeman. Oposite of {on-duty}, {working}, and {on-the-job}. [prenominal]

Syn: off duty(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • off duty — {adj.} Not supposed to be at work; having free time; not working. * /Sailors like to go sight seeing, when they are off duty in a foreign port./ * /It seems that all the taxis in New York are off duty whenever it rains./ Often used with hyphens,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off duty — {adj.} Not supposed to be at work; having free time; not working. * /Sailors like to go sight seeing, when they are off duty in a foreign port./ * /It seems that all the taxis in New York are off duty whenever it rains./ Often used with hyphens,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off-duty — adj if someone such as a policeman, nurse, or soldier is off duty, they are not working ▪ an off duty guard ▪ I shall be off duty on Thursday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off duty — ► not working, and not responsible for dealing with things that happen at work: »He summoned his entire unit to a crisis meeting, even though many were off duty. »When your Estate Manager goes off duty, the alarm system will be monitored by a… …   Financial and business terms

  • off-duty — (adj.) 1743, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + DUTY (Cf. duty) …   Etymology dictionary

  • off-duty — adjective not working: an off duty police officer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off\ duty — adj Not supposed to be at work; having free time; not working. Sailors like to go sight seeing, when they are off duty in a foreign port. It seems that all the taxis in New York are off duty whenever it rains. Often used with hyphens, before a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off-duty — also off duty ADJ When someone such as a soldier or policeman is off duty, they are not working. The place is the haunt of off duty policemen. Ant: on duty …   English dictionary

  • off duty — not working. She goes off duty at midnight. The police officer was charged with robbing Castillo while he was off duty. Usage notes: usually said about soldiers, police, medical workers, and people who work a scheduled period of time …   New idioms dictionary

  • off-duty — adjective someone such as a policeman, nurse, or soldier is offduty during the hours when they are not working: an off duty guard | Sorry, I m off duty now …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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