- an exit lane for traffic from a turnpike or freeway to a street.
Origin of off-ramp
An Americanism dating back to 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for off-ramp
At least a plan to the effect of stating some kind of exit strategy, an off-ramp, would be refreshing; I haven't seen one.Skepticism About Syria Isn't A Left Or Right Problem
June 24, 2013
But if I had to guess, I'd say that option 4, the off-ramp, will look less unappealing that the other three options.
The justices did show a lot of interest in a fourth option: an off-ramp.
- a short steep one-way road by which traffic can leave a motorway or highway
Word Origin and History for off-ramp
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