off-base off-base


  • (adj) located outside a military base


  1. Use un-manned drones to selectively cut through the night sky and decimate the al-Qaeda Taliban leadership, keeping them off-base.
  2. Also, Cosby's comments deriding non-standard English seemed particularly off-base.
  3. Soldiers and their families have had to abandon off-base shopping and housing, which has created both a morale and a money problem.


  • Military Quietly Becoming A Major Environmental Steward

    SAN DIEGO — The Department of Defense is quietly becoming a force for habitat conservation in Southern California and the rest of the nation. The DOD is helping buy fragile habitat "off-base" as part of the effort to protect the military training mission "on-base."
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego


  1. In Stevens, "I had a guy who would tell me when I was off-base, he would tell me when I had no clothes on, figuratively, that is, and would tell me when I was right and go for it," Powell said. "He's a guy who, as we said in the infantry, we...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "If someone wants to compare us to the Yankees based on winning and results, that's an incredible standard," Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein said. "If they want to compare us to the Yankees in how we do things, that's a little off-base."
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Theo Epstein Source: International Herald Tribune

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