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Off year   /ɔf jɪr/   Listen
Off year

A year in which productivity is low or inferior.
A year in which no major political elections are held.

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"Off year" Quotes from Famous Books

... fact I began to think myself lucky to hold the job I had for a gradual change of methods had been slowly going on in the office. Mechanical adding machines had cost a dozen men their jobs; a card system of bookkeeping had made it possible to discharge another dozen, while an off year in woollens sent two or three more flying, among them the man who had found me the position in the first place. But he hadn't married and he went out west somewhere. Occasionally when work picked up again ...
— One Way Out - A Middle-class New-Englander Emigrates to America • William Carleton

Words linked to "Off year" :   yr, year, twelvemonth

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