Definition of On and off

1. Adverb. Not regularly. "They phone each other off and on"

Exact synonyms: Off And On



Definition of On and off

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Intermittently. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On And Off

on a shoestring
on a sixpence
on a stick
on a whim
on a wing and a prayer
on about
on accident
on account
on account of
on acid
on air
on all-fours
on all fours
on an individual basis
on an irregular basis
on and off (current term)
on and on
on approval
on average
on background
on balance
on base
on behalf of
on bended knee
on board
on call
on camera
on cloud nine
on condition
on course

Literary usage of On and off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"Where the time switches are not used, perhaps the best system to adopt is that of placing a switch accessible from the outside to be turned on and off by a ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"No shifter was used by the defendant, and there was no evidence that a shifter was In general use for putting on and off belts at pulleys located as was the ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield, Robert Gould Street (1913)
"Duty to assist passengers in getting on and off. — The obligation of a carrier to assist passengers in getting on and off depends largely upon the nature of ..."

4. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1884)
"Then immediately I found reverse effects by putting off and on and off the 28 ... amount as they had been then, with the same weight of 14 Ibs. on and off. ..."

5. The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies by John Charles Frémont (1888)
"... having for a comrade Lt. Beale with despatches for the Navy. The latter was so much of an invalid that Kit had to lift him on and off ..."

6. Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts edited by C. John Ralph, John R. Sauer, Sam Droege (1998)
"If, however, on- and off-road counts differ substantially due 1 An ... Both on- and off-road points were located within the same vegetation cover type, ..."

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