- 1A year in which there is no major election, especially one in which there is a congressional election but no presidential election: [as modifier]: November was an off-year election monthMore example sentences
- After sustaining a political high for much of 2004, those who crave the adrenaline of campaign season may dread the election doldrums of an off year.
- In all the elections in these off years, politicians and consultants like to look and see what the leading indicators will be.
- ‘Even in an off year there's going to be elections like these that we need to focus on,’ Gross said.
- 2A year that is inferior or substandard compared to previous ones: it’s very difficult to make good wines in off yearsMore example sentences
- In the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, we again had another off year, not winning any medals although performing creditably.
- Gonzalez's injury-plagued off year and his lack of dependability could make him a potential bargain now that he has sabotaged much of his contract leverage.
- The margin was partly attributable to Sosa's off year and the team's struggles at third base until Ramirez's arrival in July.
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