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off-duty

[awf-doo-tee, -dyoo-, of-] /ˈɔfˈdu ti, -ˈdyu-, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
not engaged in the performance of one's usual work:
an off-duty police officer.
2.
of, pertaining to, or during a period when a person is not at work.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples for off-duty
  • And off-duty rafting guides brave roller-coaster rapids in locally made kayaks.
  • Only a few federal employees at certain agencies, many defense-related, are restricted from partisan activity even while off-duty.
  • The friend shot and killed an off-duty policeman while trying to escape, then killed himself.
  • The off-duty flight engineer attacked the three crewmen.
  • The driver of the motorcycle, who was injured in the accident, was later identified as an off-duty police officer.
  • off-duty officers are scheduled through the police department.
  • All off-duty members and their families are invited to attend as a mark of respect to the deceased.

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