Definition of off-message in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôfˈmesij/


Departing from an expected or regular theme or issue.
Example sentences
  • The congressman has been increasingly off-message on Northern Ireland since becoming chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • If it caused any anger or upset and in some way got the candidate off-message for the past last couple of days of the Wisconsin campaign, I meant no offense.
  • In public-relations terms, the colonel was a tad off-message.

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Syllabification: off-mes·sage

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