Meaning of “off the record” in the English Dictionary

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"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 publicly reported:

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)

"off the record" in American English

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off the recordadjective, adverb

us /ˈɔf ðə ˈrek·ərd/

said without the intention of being published or officially noted:

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)

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