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- adj. Alternative form of off base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. located outside a military base.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. located outside a military base
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For one thing, the League of Fans wants to dismantle college sports as we know it, eliminating athletic scholarships because they turn students into "professional athletes," a proposal the NCAA has called "off-base on so many fronts it is hard to know where to start."
"That was a tough speech to have to sit through and kind of try to stomach because the president is so off-base in his ideas," said Palin.
Since there's no sign of the Nazi rhetoric going away, Stephen Colbert is making sure people use the correct outrageously off-base Hitler references with the "Nazi-ometer."
But the human element he adds most here is tingeing these characters with a dark side that just seems off-base for me.
* Explaining the enthusiasm gap: Gerald Seib says all the chatter about Dems being disengaged is off-base: What's really creating the enthusiasm disparity is that Republicans are jacked up in an extraordinary way.
This is where Judge Hudson's asparagus quip is problematic -- and where Cuccinelli's argument is way off-base.
And even, I heard - he never said it to me, but I heard from other people that Canby was later kind of encouraged to re-see the film by friends because they felt he was so off-base on the film, and he did, and he kinda said 'I think I was too tough on the film' But you know, be that as it may, fortunately the Coen Brothers have gone on to great careers.
For one thing, he did not shy away from telling them they were off-base.
EDIT: After re-reading your description, I may be completely off-base here.
Politico's Ben Smith finds that Mike Huckabee may be a little off-base with his criticism of Mitt Romney's health care bill.