off year


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off year

n.
1. A year in which no major political elections occur.
2. A year of reduced activity or production: an off year for soybean crops.

off′ year`


n.
1. a year without a major, esp. presidential, election.
2. a year marked by reduced or inferior production or activity in a particular field, as business or sports.
[1870–75]
off′-year`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.off year - a year in which productivity is low or inferior
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
2.off year - a year in which no major political elections are held
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
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Spieth, who is seeking his fourth major, described 2018 as an "off year."
(AFP) DUBAI: Abu Dhabi hotel room rates fell by almost a quarter in February as demand slowed, with a major exhibition being held in the emirate in an off year. Average daily room rates (ADR) were down 23.3 percent to 431.34 dirhams in February, industry monitor STR said, while revenue per available room was 19.4 percent lower to 349.20 percent.
Nicholas Matti, PCBI Chairman, noted that this year would be an "off year" or lean year where coffee harvest is expected at only 20,000 metric tons from 22,000 MT last year.
We are excited to see what the next several years will bring and we wanted to kick off year 15 with this fundraising celebration.''
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The court found that the county incorrectly instituted the new reevaluation system in an off year. In particular, the court noted that property values fluctuate and that if the county wanted to do away with the condition factor test, it would have to do so by revising its schedule for assessment, not by retroactively labeling its decision as an error to justify reassessment in an off year.
"Borrowing is up, the national debt is rising, the economy is absolutely flat and everybody in our country is worse off year by year, apart from the rich.
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Total trade for November, at 714.2 million lats, was 5 percent lower than the previous month, and 16.5 percent off year earlier numbers.
Last season was an off year for Rollins, whose batting average dipped to .250 and drug his other slash line stats with it.
Many apple trees tend to be bi-annual croppers meaning that you get a good year followed by an off year.