one-off


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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.
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The corresponding increases after netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures were 1.
For the full 2011, Atria still expects an operating profit excluding one-offs that is significantly lower than the EUR21.
Easyjet said the annual dividend and one-off payment to shareholders will be declared in full-year results in November and paid in early 2012.
It also estimated the operating result of Pharmaceutical Trade Russia, including the recognised one-off costs in the third quarter, to be negative.
The evening of conversation, reminiscence and song with Rosanne Cash at the Moore Theatre Saturday night won't just be a chattier version of the usual one-off concert.
People will be treated for free for the first two months, with the NHS then making a one-off payment of pounds 12,200 for those patients who stay on the drug, irrespective of the length of their treatment.
Today, the DoH confirmed that some pounds 2 billion would be "invested in one-off expenditure that supports and enables the achievement of quality and productivity improvements".
Parties voted to continue protection for Tanzanian elephants by retaining their listing on Appendix I, and rejecting a request for a one-off ivory sale today at the 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP 15) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Doha.
After one-off effects, the result decreased 19% to EUR 26.
2001 A television one-off, Band of Brothers was an extraordinary programme - possibly the most expensive programme ever made, and certainly one of the best loved.
Austrian Airlines Group reported on Friday (28 November) that additional negative one-off effects will have to be taken into account in its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2008.
The German steelmaker, which has an operation in Cannock, yesterday said its third-quarter pre-tax profit before one-off effects fell nine per cent to pounds 875 million due to lower profits at its stainless steel unit, but the result beat market expectations of pounds 761 million.
The pounds 9million Sunderland keeper insists that a one-off clash for a place in next summer's European Championship was beyond their wildest dreams when the qualifying campaign began.
Constructing a one-off residence is a costly, messy, and time-consuming process, which is why, for the past ninety years, progressive architects have dreamed of standardised modern houses built on a production line like cars and aircraft.
WALTHAMSTOW stages a series of one-off opens supported by local bookmakers Star Racing this Saturday, entries for which close at noon today.