putoff


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put·off

 (po͝ot′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
A pretext for inaction; an excuse.
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Noun1.putoff - a pretext for delay or inaction
pretext, stalking-horse - something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
References in classic literature ?
Yes, she would be, but that she thinks there will be another putoff.
This has putoff some would- be regional buyers who prefer to pur- chase a supercar and leave in it the same day.
And as if red tape weren't a putoff, the number of available venues, too, is shrinking with the government making it clear that the various stadiums upgraded for the Commonwealth Games will be used only for sports events.