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off-message

[awf-mes-ij, of‐] /ˈɔfˈmɛs ɪdʒ, ˈɒf‐/
adjective
1.
straying from or contradicting the central theme or official message of a political, business, or other organization:
The last speaker was way off-message with his bad jokes and irrelevant anecdotes.
Compare on-message.
Origin of off-message
1990-1995
An Americanism dating back to 1990-95; off + message
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British Dictionary definitions for off message

off message

adjective
1.
(off-message when prenominal) not adhering to or reflecting the official line of a political party, government, or other organization
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Contemporary definitions for off message
adjective, adverb
Word Origin

colloquial politics

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