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2013-02-21 16:37:50

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  1. Odd man out:
    An unusual or atypical person (or thing). ex. "In a high school where everyone was tough, I was the odd man out."
  2. Off-color:
    Rude. Vulgar.
  3. Off-duty:
    Not working at one's job. ex. "the policeman couldn't help me because he was off-duty."
  4. Off the air:
    No longer on TV (or the radio). ex. "They took that show off the air in November because nobody watched it."
  5. Off the hook:
    No longer having to do something, no longer blamed or under suspicion. ex. "Ok, you're off the hook. Your brother says he'll clean the bathroom."
  6. Off the record:
  7. Off the top of one's head:
    Spontaneously. Without thinking too much. "How many cafes are there in this town? Off the top of my head I can think of about 6."
  8. On one's mind:
    Occupying someone's thoughts. Being thought about. ex. "You were always on my mind."
  9. (To do something) on one's own accord:
    Willingly, without anyone forcing one to do something. "Did you make him apologize? No, he did it on his own accord."
  10. On second thought:
    Having given something more thought. ex. "On second thought, maybe you should sell your house and move into an apartment."
  11. On the go:
    Busy. Moving around busily. ex. "Jim is always on the go. He can never find time to talk to me."
  12. On the house:
    Something that is given away free by a merchant. "How much for the apple? Don't worry - It's one the house!"
  13. On the loose:
    (Most often used speaking about criminals) - free; not captured; "The bank robbers are still on the loose."
  14. On the tip of one's tongue:
    About to be said. Almost remembered.
  15. On the wagon:
    Not drinking alcohol. ex. "Hey let's go out for a couple of beers tonight. I can't - I'm on the wagon."
  16. Once in a while:
  17. Other side of the tracks
    The poorer part of a town.
  18. Out cold:
    Unconscious. ex. "The boxer was out cold."
  19. Out of sorts:
    Not quite oneself; In a bad/strange mood. ex. "Tom has been out of sorts recently."