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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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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.
Let's go with Hearts who look a good price at evens to beat off-form St Johnstone.
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.
Besic played the full game for the home ide but an off-form Lukaku was replaced by Dries Mertens in the 57th minute.
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.
Robinho was sorely off-form for City, drifting in and out of the game and tapping wide from two yards, but they nearly stole a point when Elano's 90th-minute free-kick clipped the post.
ANTHONY ELDING scored 16 minutes from time and Anthony Pilkington added a second late on to give off-form Stockport a shock win over table-topping MK Dons.
Even when the Wildcats are off-form - and that is the only way you can describe them at the moment - they are still capable of rattling up the points.
The Briton, seeded10th,has a bye in the first round and is in the same quarter of the draw as off-form world number six Rainer Schuettler.