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English definition of “off-message”

off-message

adverb [after verb], adjective   /ˌɒfˈmes.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˌɑːf-/ UK
describes a politician who says things in public that are different from the official ideas of their political party: He was criticized severely by party leaders for going off-message during the debate. → Compare on-messageSecrecy and privacy
(Definition of off-message adverbadjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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