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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Teaching physics through 'slightly stale experiments and scribblings on a blackboard' is putting pupils off the subject, First Minister Rhodri Morgan said yesterday.
NUse a plain background: A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing.
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.
The 73-year-old RTE veteran laughed off the subject saying he did not even know his details had been entered on the site.
Naturally, everyone is dying to get Ian off the subject of house prices to gossip about Dawn being pregnant with Rob's baby.
SCIENCE teaching in schools is so dull that it is turning children off the subject for life, say MPs.
So it's with surprise that I can't get my friend Max, honcho city dealer, off the subject of Henry, his new six-and-a-half-pounder baby.