off subject

off subject

Introducing, addressing, or discussing things not relevant to or concerned with the subject at hand. Sometimes hyphenated (always if used immediately before a noun). Make sure you don't go off subject during your lecture, or you'll just confuse your students. This is off-subject a bit, but what do you think about the recent economic trend in the Asian markets? My father always includes this off-subject remarks whenever he tells a story, and it just drags the whole thing out for what feels like an eternity.
See also: off, subject
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Now this allows me to veer a little off subject. Mo Mowlam, was an amazingly convivial person and I first met her when I chaired a debate between her and her Tory predecessor Sir Patrick Mayhew.
THE BUDGET debate that kicked off in the legislature on Monday will like always veer off subject, but more so this time as presidential elections are just a few weeks away and every deputy will try to score points for his or her candidate.
9) is quite correct, but off subject. The problem here is not with indissolubility of marriage in general, but rather with nullity of a particular marriage.
If your interviewee rambles off subject, coughs or peppers her responses with useless (and quickly irritating) phrases such as "umm," "you know" or "like," cutting away to b-roll will cover the edits necessary to smooth out and tighten up the audio.
Those can be stopped if the senator doing the talking breaks the rules of the filibuster, yielding the floor to another senator, sitting or leaning on furniture, or going off subject. It's a three-strikes-you're-out rule, and Senate Republicans decided that was the way to go.
I used to kid him: "You found yourself yet?" Anyway, I'm off subject. Yeah, so I voted for the senior Romney and feel some loyalty about that even though I've mostly voted with the union when I was working.
Roo: "A bit off subject but congratulations on your new baby being near!
"But when I phoned the governor Rex Hunt for an interview, he kept going off subject saying how alarmed the islanders were at reports and obvious signs that the Argentineans were massing mighty military forces and threatening to invade the British islands."
Second, such talk is off subject: in the last few days, certain political administrations, on both right and left, have been swapping lists of possible and desirable measures that could be taken without any treaty changes.
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If you begin to talk too long or get off subject, it is okay to say, "I'm sorry, I got a bit off track there, did I get your question answered?" Then stop and let them pick up the conversation or continue by asking another question.
Each Monday, they sat around a long conference table in two rows and talked at great length about thing that didn't concern the group as a whole, repeated arguments and ideas, and went off subject whenever the, felt like it.
HNC intends to distribute all of its Retek common shares to its shareholders in a tax-free spin- off subject to Internal Revenue Service approval.
It allows users to tick off subject areas and print hard copies as a record.
Tomorrow kicks off Subject Dublin's seventh birthday celebrations, which take place at the Twisted Pepper over two nights.