off the subject


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off the subject

not concerned with the subject being discussed. I got off the subject and forgot what I was supposed to be talking about. The speaker was off the subject, telling about his vacation in Hawaii.
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There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the subject he was educated in.
The E-TTL II system compares the ambient light with the reflected pre-flash off the subject reported in all 35 metering zones and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation.
First, your parents try to scare you off the subject.
They want to blow the cobwebs off the subject and put some colour on its pages.
Teenagers are put off the subject because too many lessons focus on Hitler, Ofsted boss David Bell said.
Bell reflected on a job well done - but he could not keep his mind off the subject of the Ashes.
Teaching physics through 'slightly stale experiments and scribblings on a blackboard' is putting pupils off the subject, First Minister Rhodri Morgan said yesterday.
They didn't do liposuction but they did do something horrible with fat which has put me off the subject ever since.
We meant to talk about all of this, but Goldie being Goldie, we strayed off the subject a bit.
The system compares the ambient light with pre-flash data reflected off the subject and recorded by the central 17 metering zones.
You don't have to be a part of it - maybe when you're with them, make an effort to stay off the subject and they should, too, if they know you're not interested.
They will have turned off the subject a long time ago.
The system compares the ambient light with the reflected pre-flash off the subject reported in all 17 metering zones and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation.