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Meaning of “off the record” in the English Dictionary

"off the record" in British English

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off the record

C1 If someone says something off the record, they do not ​want it to be ​publiclyreported: She made it ​clear that her ​comments were ​strictly off the record.
(Definition of off the record from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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off the recordadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈɔf ðə ˈrek·ərd/
said without the ​intention of being ​published or ​officiallynoted: An ​aide told ​reporters, off the record, that the ​senator had been ​lying. My off-the-record ​remarks were ​printed in the ​paper the next ​day.
(Definition of off the record from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “off the record”
in Chinese (Simplified) 私下说的, 不供发表的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私下說的, 不供發表的…
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