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off year

a year without a major, especially presidential, election.
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.
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  • At the present time the Red Astrachans are ripe and the two off-year branches are fairly well loaded with magnificent apples.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • By the latter system the ploughing is done in the off-year, and the land left a naked fallow.

    A Report on Washington Territory William Henry Ruffner
  • Every President in the off-year election urges the election of a Congress of his own party.

    Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan

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