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off-season (plural off-seasons)

  1. The part of the year when business is most slack and there are fewest clients or visitors.
    Synonyms: low season, white week
    Seaside resorts in the off-season are really depressing.
  2. (sports) A 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.
    • 2023 April 5, Jeff Howe, “In Belichick’s pursuit of glory, nothing is off the table, even idea of trading Mac Jones”, in The Athletic[1]:
      That’s why virtually nothing should be off the table this offseason, including the idea of improving at quarterback.

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