off year

noun
1.
a year without a major, especially presidential, election.
2.
a year marked by reduced or inferior production or activity in a particular field, as farming, business, or sports: With its wet, cold summer, this was an off year for grapes.

Origin:
1870–75

off-year, adjective
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Example sentences
It is what drives economic convergence, making large parts of the developing world better off year by year.
Belmont can handle a crowd twice the size, but it's an off year.
He had an off year, missed two games entirely and had the lowest rushing totals of his four-year career.
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