- not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.: an offstage crash.
- withheld from public view or attention; private: offstage political meetings.
Origin of offstage
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Examples from the Web for offstage
He needed his art because, offstage, the chaos was sometimes too much.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
David Yaffe, Scott Saul
December 10, 2014
Just offstage, however, stands a nation of unemployed, abandoned and desperate people.The Spectator Reviews "Patriots"
June 14, 2012
His remarks were frantic, almost harried; he seemed eager to check his boxes and get offstage.Why Mitt Romney Is Winning, and Rick Perry Is Losing
January 3, 2012
Even from "offstage" I was led to believe I was the star of the show.How I Found My Voice
June 7, 2009
- out of the view of the audience; off the stage
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