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noi·ses off

 (noi′sĭz)
pl.n. Chiefly British
Noises made offstage during a theatrical production that are intended to be heard by an audience.

noises off

- Sounds created offstage to be heard during a play's production; the term has been extended to mean distracting or intrusive background noise.
See also related terms for heard.
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That's followed by Michael Frayn's delicious backstage farce "Noises Off" (Jan.
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THERESA May has insisted she will be "robust" in Brexit talks as she dismissed "noises off" after Brussels set out plans that would allow it to sanction the UK during transition.
However a more subliminal message was being felt by the nation, encouraged by noises off, whispers from delegates, subterranean yet clearly sensed.
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And just ask Michael Frayn who got the idea for Noises Off after standing in the wings of a theatre as a farce he had written was in full flow and mayhem reigned backstage.
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Ever since I went to see Noises Off, my chest has been really bad, purely because I laughed so much.
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