off year
noun Date: 1873 1. a year in which no major election is held 2. a year of diminished activity or production <
an off year for auto sales
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • off-year — off ,year noun count AMERICAN a year in which no major elections are held …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • off-year — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms off year : singular off year plural off years American a year in which no major elections are held …   English dictionary

  • off-year — ADJ: usu ADJ n An off year election is one that happens in a year when there are no major political elections. [AM] Election officials predict they ll set a new turnout record for an off year election in Washington state …   English dictionary

  • off-year — noun (countable usually singular) 1 a year when something is not as successful as usual (+ for): an off year for car sales 2 AmE a year in which no elections happen …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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