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off form

Not at one's normal level of energy, enthusiasm, positivity, or proficiency; in a poorer physical or emotional state than usual. Hyphenated if used before a noun. Tom's been a bit off form all week, don't you think? I hope everything's OK. Fans were left shocked as the underdog managed to best the off-form champ.
See also: form, off

off ˈform

(also out of ˈform) in a poor mental or physical state; doing worse than normal: She had been ill and was off form, so she didn’t do so well in the exam.
See also: form, off
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Richard Langley is right off form and John Robinson is all over the place, but Lee Bullock, who started the season with a couple of goals, gets dropped.
The Dane, partnered by Darren Clarke, was badly off form as the pair lost four and three to Tiger Woods and Davis Love III in the foursomes.
Natural timber poles with their bark stripped off form vertical elements of structure in ceremonial places, for instance in the foyer and round the central circulation desk.
He is off form - but he is one of the few players we have at the moment who can create something for themselves out of nothing.
Olympic silver medallist Murdoch has been off form this winter but quickly opened up a 4-0 lead over Forfar junior Stuart Taylor before cruising home 9-1.
ey is When he's on form, Rooney is unplayable but, as Fergie showed, when he's off form he's also unplayable.
The goal sent United on their way to a defeat but Daly believes they had more than one star off form as they fell further behind in the race to reach third spot.
But Lee, who was again in charge of the teamdespite Benitez being back at Anfield yesterday, said: "We've never felt that he has been off form, despite what people keep saying.
The champions dominated almost from the opening whistle but the strike duo of Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Maciej Zurawski were off form as a combination of bad finishing and good defending by the Ayrshire side left the scoreline blank.
She appeared to go off form for the final three months of last year, but she is very well now and ready to run.
The clubs respect their part of the contract, they pay players when they are injured or off form.
Even if they are off form, we need to be at our best.
You apparently gave yourself a headache with the amount of effort you made, pushed yourself to the absolute limit in training and believe your manager lied when he said you were off form after injury.
In London, airports operator BAA was off form despite announcing that annual passenger numbers at both Stansted and Heathrow airports hit new highs.
But many fans will take the Pacific Classic's history of unpredictability into account when they handicap the race, some downgrading Medaglia d'Oro's chances even though he might be the nation's best older horse, on the assumption that something about San Diego County's ocean air or the dirt oval's shape and texture throws good horses off form.