off-the-record

[awf-thuh-rek-erd, of-]
adjective
  1. not for publication; not to be quoted: a candidate's off-the-record remarks to reporters.
  2. confidential: off-the-record information.

Origin of off-the-record

First recorded in 1930–35
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