a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
Something that is done, created, etc. only once, and often quickly, simply, or improvisationally.
I'll put together a quick one-off as a sample so we can taste the recipe.
Occurring once; one-time.
The government insisted that the embarrassing loss of the tax records was a one-off event.
Origin: Probably from foundry work, for which making reusable molds is expensive and expediency the rule for molds not to be reused.
The numerical value of one-off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of one-off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It really just soared off the scale of rare into something just, one off, it's just unique.
This is a wake-up call, people ... think this is a one in a lifetime thing, a one off, a fluke, but it's not.
You are one-off i.e. you are a unique/remarkable person. Yes! that's just who you are. Thus, you've got to think, speak, act and live uniquely/remarkably.
No one is out to suggest the economy is doing a major turnaround because of this number, but we now need to see a clutch of data that suggests that this is a one-off.
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.
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