Origin of off-the-record
Examples from the Web for off-the-record
I had an off-the-record dinner with a Ukrainian senior level official.
“Off-the-record conversations happen all the time in the offline world,” the company notes.Confide Is the Best Way to Keep Your Dastardly Deeds Hidden—For Now|Daniel Gross|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once upon a time, a speaker might have expected that an off-the-record, closed-door speech in a private home would be "private."
“What Obama Said About Immigration in His Off-the-Record Interview,” in The New York Times.
We agreed that the conversation would be off-the-record, so I won't quote Farhi's answer.
Is there anything that occurred during our off-the-record discussions that is pertinent, which I have failed to bring out.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You mentioned in your off-the-record discussion that you had thought to yourself isn't it possible that Marina is a great actress.
A few minutes ago I asked you about your judgment of Marina Oswald's character and we had an off-the-record discussion.
No, just from your previous things, I can give you an off-the-record answer and you can tell me if it is.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I had that off-the-record gag worked on me when I was about Larv's age, fifty years ago.Time Crime|H. Beam Piper