off-season

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off-season (uncountable)

  1. That part of the year when business is most slack and there are fewest clients or visitors
    • Seaside resorts in the off-season are really depressing
  2. (sports) Period of time when regular competitions are not being held, or when an athlete is not participating in competitions.
    • 1983, Joe Weider, The Weider System of Bodybuilding, page 4.
      Alternating off-season and precontest cycles in bodybuilding over a period of years will result in the relatively quick development of a championship physique.

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