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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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Even off form our No.20 is our best hope of scoring a goal.
In London, airports operator BAA was off form despite announcing that annual passenger numbers at both Stansted and Heathrow airports hit new highs.
``Owen can't score, Beckham is off form - we just don't seem able to put anything together.
WARWICKSHIRE are off form at the moment, losing their second consecutive match in the Francis Burton Midland Counties Championship to Northamptonshire by 148-119.
Wing-back Harte (left) said: "You're panel is definitely going to be stretched, guys might get suspended, guys might go off form, guys might get injured.
You can't expect to beat Phil even if slightly off form."
But Bednar has been off form in recent times, with Friday's strike being his first goal since he By Chris Lepkowski OUR MAN AT ALBION grabbed one in the 5-0 win at Middlesbrough.
Manager Duffy said: "We were terrible from middle to front and lacked creativity "We had too many players off form, made the wrong choice too many times and lacked any spark up front.
'Mind you Mark didn't play that well today and I caught him when he was off form.'
Stand-off Tommy Martyn was well below par and his St Helens team- mate Chris Joynt was equally off form, even though the second-row did have the consolation of scoring the first try of the competition.
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.
Rangers are in the hunt for a left-back with Sasa Papac off form and Stevie Smith recovering from longterm injury.
Players like Muamba, Schmitz, Nafti, Jerome and Kelly got stuck in and had a real go; Kapo was off form; Palacios's mind was elsewhere and de Ridder enigmatic.
IT IS clear when Steven Gerrard is off form so are Liverpool.