Meaning of off year

off' year"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a year without a major, esp. presidential, election.
  2. a year marked by reduced or inferior production or activity in a particular field, as farming, business, or sports: With its wet, cold summer, this was an off year for grapes.
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