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off-the-job

[ awf-thuh-job, of- ]
/ ˈɔf ðəˈdʒɒb, ˈɒf- /
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adjective

done, received, or happening away from or while not at one's job: off-the-job research.
temporarily not employed: off-the-job union members.

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Origin of off-the-job

First recorded in 1965–70
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