from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
- adj. Of or relating to the periods when a person is not engaged in or responsible for assigned work.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of off duty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not performing or available for duties at the given moment. Oposite of
on-duty, working, and on-the-job.
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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.
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.
All off-duty police in Bessemer were called in to patrol downtown, but Push Day never happened.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday in an off-duty motorcycle accident, is a well-liked officer and former U.S.