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off-du·ty(ôf′do͞o′tē, -dyo͞o′-, ŏf′-)
1. Not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
2. Of or relating to the periods when a person is not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
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(of a soldier or police officer, etc) not working
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1. not engaged in the performance of one's work.
2. pertaining to or during a period when a person is not at work.
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off-duty[ˌɒfˈdjuːtɪ] adj (policeman) → non in servizio
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