adjective Date: 1934 1. limited to a single time, occasion, or instance ; one-shot <
one-off gigs
2. singular, unique <
a one-off design
one-off noun

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  • one-off — ➔ one time * * * Ⅰ. one off UK US /ˌwʌnˈɒf/ adjective [before noun] UK ► (US one shot) produced or happening only once: »The London store is stocking 12 exclusive, one off designs. »a one off opportunity/chance »a …   Financial and business terms

  • one-off — one off1 adj [only before noun] BrE happening or done only once, not as part of a regular series American Equivalent: one shot ▪ It s yours for a one off payment of only £200. one off 2 .one off2 n BrE 1.) something that is done or made only once …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • one-off — one offs 1) N COUNT You can refer to something as a one off when it is made or happens only once. [mainly BRIT] Our survey revealed that these allergies were mainly one offs. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A one off thing is made or happens only once. [mainly… …   English dictionary

  • one-off — (n.) single example of a manufactured product, 1934, from ONE (Cf. one) + OFF (Cf. off). Later given figurative extension …   Etymology dictionary

  • one-off — one off1 noun count usually singular BRITISH 1. ) something that only happens once 2. ) someone who is very unusual and not like anyone else one off ,one off 2 adjective BRITISH happening, done, or made only once …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • one-off — one′ off chiefly brit. 1) brit. done, occurring, or made only once 2) brit. something occurring, done, or made only once • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • one-off — I. One off A one off event only happens once and will not be repeated. II. One off A one off occurence is a unique or exceptional event …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • one-off — I UK / US adjective British happening, done, or made only once II UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms one off : singular one off plural one offs British 1) something that only happens once I don t think the problem is a one off …   English dictionary

  • one-off — /ˌwʌn ɒf/ adjective done or made only once ● one off item ● one off deal ● one off payment …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • one-off — 1. adjective Occurring once; one time. The government insisted that the embarrassing loss of the tax records was a one off event. Syn: one shot 2. noun Something that is done, created, etc. only …   Wiktionary

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