bit off

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*bit off

 and *little off
a little crazy; a little out of whack. (*Typically: be ~; find someone ~.) This guy's a little off, but he is harmless.
See also: bit, off
References in classic literature ?
They are rowed ashore in the boat, while the vessel stands a little off awaiting its return, the water being shallow.
But the boy declined the invitation until his master was apparently a little off his guard, when he darted in and seizing the weapon tried to wrest it from his grasp.
When I next attended to them, they were standing a little off from the bed, looking at me.
It lay a little off the churchyard path, in a quiet corner, not so far removed but I could read the names upon the stone as I walked to and fro, startled by the sound of the church-bell when it struck the hour, for it was like a departed voice to me.
It will be well to move a little off the road and put in the whole day drilling you, sire.
One day while walking without a lift in my shoe, my gait was a little off and a nurse at my own hospital asked if I had hurt my leg.