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English definition of “off-duty”


adjective     /ˌɒfˈdjuː.ti/ US  /ˌɑːfˈduː.t̬i/
B2 When police officers , doctors , guards , etc. are off-duty, they are not working : He looks completely different when he's off-duty and in his normal clothes .Employment status and types of work
(Definition of off-duty adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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