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off season

1. noun A period of reduced or minimal business activity. The small beach town is very crowded in the summer, but it's almost completely deserted in the off season. I try to travel during the off season, because everything is so much cheaper then.
2. adjective Of or relating to such a period of minimal business activity. Hyphenated when used before a noun. The off-season rates are less than half what they were charging during the peak season. It's off season now, so I doubt there will be too many shops open.
3. adverb During such a period of minimal business activity. Hyphenated when used before a noun. My wife and I travel off season because it costs less and we don't like to be among big crowds of tourists.
See also: off, season

off season

not in the busy time of the year. We don't have much to do off season. Things are very quiet around here off season.
See also: off, season
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I think Ishant hasn't trained properly during the off season.
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We evaluated that class during the off season and moved it to the afternoon this year, where it's doing much better.
We were able to hire people who stepped up hours to give us what we needed during busy season, then stepped down hours when it was over, which helped us during the off season in terms of running the practice profitably.
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Some camps lease their horses to private schools or riding academies as school horses during the off season.
Ellis Park's main business during the off season is its simulcast operation, allowing patrons to wager on tracks currently racing from around the country.
He worked hard off season to improve and get stronger.
Since we are so busy during the summer and fall, the only time of year we can offer such an experience is in the off season.
Stargate management's current plans anticipate adding new attractions during the off season that it hopes will increase customer traffic and flow significantly during the 2001 season.
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One might think the Cal Lutheran men's and women's soccer teams are overdue for off seasons in 1997.