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one-off

An isolated occurrence; something that happens just once. Oh, that class was a one-off—my interest in French was dead by the time the semester ended. I swear, I don't like him—our kiss was just a one-off! Their performance was just a one-off—they won't be touring.

a ˌone-ˈoff

(British English)
1 a thing that is made or that happens only once and not regularly: This plate is a one-off produced by Minton in 1898.‘Are they going to do another concert in the church this year?’ ‘I don’t think so. It was just a one-off.’
2 (informal, humorous) a person who is quite unlike other people: There’ll never be another Charlie Chaplin. He was a one-off.
References in classic literature ?
If I brushed one off my arm, it would leap perhaps into my hair: when I tried to frighten it away by gently pinching its leg, it would turn for protection to the very hand that attacked it.
Hilbery continued, agreeing with his daughter, "how the sight of one's fellow-enthusiasts always chokes one off.
Phil was blissfully content with the little one over the kitchen; and Aunt Jamesina was to have the downstairs one off the living-room.
Hansoms passed with schoolboys just home for the Easter holidays, four-wheelers outward bound, with bicycles and perambulators atop; none that rode in them were half so happy as I, with the great load on my cab, but the greater one off my heart.
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The bank's existing 37 month credit card now offers 37 months 0% interest on balance transfers witha one off fee of 2.
BBC One has dropped the biggest hint that the one off special episode, if not "Sherlock" Season 4, is scheduled to air this year.
A PAIR of horses familiar to British racing fans provided the one-two in Santa Anita's Sunday turf highlight when One Off scored from Notable Guest in the San Marcos Handicap.
Sir Mark Prescott looks to have found the right opportunity for his prolific winner One Off in the Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes at Pontefract today, writes Stable Boy.
One Off was one of them, and he put up a creditable show when taking on Listed company on his seasonal debut at Fairyhouse.
Pumped up: Center fielder Jim Edmonds hit two home runs in Tuesday's intrasquad game - one off Shigetoshi Hasegawa and one off Troy Percival.
Another feature of the market is the increasing share of lifelong service contracts as opposed to one off sales of products, to maximise revenue and profit per customer.
We run One Off, who's had a marvellous season, and Jamie Mackay rides him.
Had he been able to articulate with anything resembling intelligibility, One Off might have wondered what he'd got himself in to.