from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
- adjective Of or relating to the periods when a person is not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective prenominal not performing or available for duties at the given moment. Oposite of
on-duty, working, and on-the-job.
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- adjective Alternative spelling of
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The driver, also injured and hospitalized, was later identified as an off-duty police officer.
She’d done everything she could to help, and calling the off-duty nanny can’t be a mother’s best moment.
All off-duty police in Bessemer were called in to patrol downtown, but Push Day never happened.
Those who live close enough to walk to synagogue do so, avoiding the lines of cars waiting to be directed by off-duty police officers into spots on the streets and in the jammed parking lot.
Donegal, a Spanish architect — somewhat too anxious to state, up front, that he is not, repeat not Latino — an off-duty cop from Beacon, New York, and an attorney who works for Crédit Suisse.
Twelve bodies of federal officers found at an off-duty location -- 32 deaths in the past few days.
To Albany observers, an invitation to join the governor at a performance about two drag queens, a transsexual and their cabaret adventures appeared to be a change of pace for a politician who has described his preferred off-duty pursuits as fishing, watching "Deadliest Catch" and repairing muscle cars.
Wednesday in an off-duty motorcycle accident, is a well-liked officer and former U.S.
A senior member of a Lebanese political party allied with Syria, along with two other civilians and an off-duty soldier were killed after gunmen opened fire and lobbed a grenade near hundreds of people holding an anti-Assad protest, a security official said in Beirut.
Shortly after, Mr. Breivik, posing as a police officer, boarded a ferry to the nearby island of Utoya, where one of his first victims was an unarmed off-duty policeman who was providing security for the camp.