Origin of off-base
How to use off-base in a sentence
Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
If ISIS “came into a base and killed hundreds of troops, then people would ask a lot more questions.”Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Huckabee will also need to establish a reliable fundraising base, something that up until now has proved to be elusive.
The upper part of the stem is usually unbranched, but whorls of branches occur towards the base.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It is a vile world because it is an under-educated world, unreasonable, suspicious, base and ferocious.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
In ordinary work, however, it is safer to base the distinction upon size than upon structure.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
If he married that base-born creature Dorothy, no respectable person would ever enter the house.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Other Idioms and Phrases with off-base
Wrong, relying on a mistaken premise, as in His description of the accounting system was totally off base. This metaphoric term originated in baseball, where a runner who steps off a base can be put out. [c. 1940]