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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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Moving to the off side is fine but he needs to be very disciplined leaving the ball and then wait for the straight one on his legs to put away.
"The idea of standing up and being more positive and looking to score through the off side made him look a lot better in this game."
I think it's an impossible job to do and the off side rule needs to be looked at before it gets out of hand, ie the Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers game this week.
Chris Jones then went off side and Fabian kicked the 26th minute penalty for 3-5 to Lions.
Then Brown had the ball in the net only to see the linesman's flag raised again for off side.
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Canada could act independently and reduce the rates here, he said, but the Bank of Canada realizes the problems of putting interest rates "off side" with world rates when the country is a massive borrower.
Lewis Murray eventually broke the off side trap to secure the advantage for Corrymeela.
Aber thought they had scored on the hour, but Paul Moore was ruled off side as he converted a Gari Lewis shot that appeared to be going wide.
CHARLTON boss Alan Curbishley believes the new off side law is killing the art of defending as he looked for his side to recover immediately from their ``mugging'' by Arsenal against Blackburn today.
The Dutch predator was clearly off side when Cristiano Ronaldo delivered the free-kick which, after a goal mouth scramble, eventually saw van Nistelrooy steer home from close range.
Gibbs pushed the last ball of Warwickshire spinner Ashley Giles' second over in to the off side but Smith was short of his ground as Michael Vaughan's throw reached Alec Stewart behind the stumps.