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off-the-record

[awf-th uh-rek-erd, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈrɛk ərd, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
not for publication; not to be quoted:
a candidate's off-the-record remarks to reporters.
2.
confidential:
off-the-record information.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Maybe they felt it necessary to dissemble even in an off-the-record conversation.
  • Eventually reporters grew sick of the off-the-record quotes fed to them by the pair.
  • So such details, emerging in off-the-record briefings, may well be embroidered.
  • Clubs are prohibited from discussing their interest in free agents to the news media, including off-the-record comments.
  • off-the-record communications with the hearing officer are generally prohibited.

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