off-guard off-guard

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not prepared or vigilant

Usage(s):

  1. Parents are often caught off-guard by the arrival of the new technology in their children's school.
  2. So when word came last month that the Democrats were drawing up a new public-relations battle plan, the insurance companies were sent reeling and seemed to be caught off-guard.
  3. A year ago the Chinese government was caught off-guard by an uprising by Tibetan activists.

News

  1. Rask too tough for Chicago in Boston's OT win

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks peppered Tuukka Rask with rapid-fire shots. Tried to sneak up on him from behind. Played hot potato with the puck in front of the net in hopes of catching him off-guard and slipping one by.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Rask too tough for Chicago in Boston's 2-1 OT win

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks peppered Tuukka Rask with rapid-fire shots. Tried to sneak up on him from behind. Played hot potato with the puck in front of the net in hopes of catching him off-guard and slipping one by. None of it worked. The goalie made 33 saves Saturday night ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Bruins even Stanley Cup finals with OT win

    The Chicago Blackhawks peppered Tuukka Rask with rapid-fire shots. Tried to sneak up on him from behind. Played hot potato with the puck in front of the net in hopes of catching him off-guard and slipping one by. None of it worked.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WCSH 6 Portland

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