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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.
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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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Ateneo crushed an off-form Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-10, 25-18, as it moves closer to the UAAP women's volleyball Final Four Wednesday at FilOil Flying V Center.
Today I'm on English Championship leaders Norwich at off-form Middlesbrough at 6-4.
This wasn't a Bayern team off-form (they've scored 11 in their last two) or having an off night, they were poor because we didn't let them play.
A draw with the off-form Indons (only three points) may also suffice if the Lions won't get maximum points versus the powerhouse Thais.
Western Phnom Penh fell to yet another defeat, this time going down 3-1 to the off-form Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.
But the off-form left-hander scored just 36 points in the next four frames, Milkins' breaks of 69, 55 and 54 securing a 10-5 win and a place in the last 16.
Selby, who also beat Ding in the World Championship final in Sheffield in May, won eight out of nine frames in the opening session as an off-form Ding managed a top break of just 47.
In the Scottish Cup, Inverness look a big-priced 5/2 to win at off-form Hibs.
Liverpool missed a few players and they were off-form - the very most they deserved was a draw, even though they had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside - but I think the Magpies should get a lot of credit.
The Tangerines scored six goals for the first time in a derby, leaving off-form Dundee without a win in seven league matches.
Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister, the "good policeman" to Adams' "bad policeman", must have been seriously off-form when threatening that a major political crisis could erupt if his crony were to be charged with Jean McConville's murder.
"Basically, they are three of our main riders and they are all off-form at the same time."
Wrexham's first visit to Wembley looks set to be a happy one as they face an off-form Grimsby in the final of the FA Trophy.
The off-form Bell made just 11 and was conspicuous by his failure.
"I must admit that I was one of those players who were completely off-form. We deserved to be blamed," he told Zamalek's official website.