off (one's) game

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off (one's) game

Unable to perform as well as usual. She never misses that shot. She must be off her game today. Staying up late last night really put me off my game at work.
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*off one's game

Fig. not able to play a sport as well as normal. (*Typically: be ~; put one ~; throw one ~.) I'm a little tired, and that generally puts me off my game.
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off (or on) your game

playing badly (or well).
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References in classic literature ?
That it should have taken him three strokes to hole out from this promising position was unfortunate, but not fatal, for Gossett, who seemed suddenly to have fallen off his game, only reached the green in seven.
NUREMBERG, Germany -- Landon Donovan was off his game, Claudio Reyna was off the field and German referee Markus Merk was off the mark.
They pounded the Nuggets at the start, outscoring the visitors 32-13 in the first quarter and getting Anthony completely off his game and shackled with three fouls in just six minutes of play.
The Clippers simply pounded the Nuggets at the start, outscoring the visitors 32-13 in the first quarter and getting Anthony completely off his game and shackled with three fouls in six minutes.
Meanwhile, Lackey was off his game from the start, the White Sox scoring three times in the first inning.
With Nabokov off his game last year, the Sharks allowed 40 more goals than 2001-02 when the club was the Pacific Division champion.
Precautions: Shields said he's had sparring partners try to provoke Tyson by fighting dirty in the gym, as he expects Lewis will in an attempt to knock off his game or get him disqualified.
In doing so, he never gave The Master's fans a chance to try to throw him off his game with their colorful antics.
Watson admitted that in his younger days, the talking might have gotten him off his game.
The Lakers have gotten past Sacramento and Phoenix with Rice off his game, but if he doesn't return to form in the Western Conference Finals, they can't expect to have the same success against the Blazers.
There's nothing I can do except go out and play hard and try to throw him off his game.
Davidson's Ali Ton got so frustrated, he tried to throw Traylor off his game with taunts about his weight.
With their leader off his game, the Lakers reserves also underperformed.
Bailey scored a season-high 20 points just when UCLA needed it most - with leading scorer Charles O'Bannon off his game.