off-book

See also: off book

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AdjectiveEdit

off-book

  1. (theater) able to perform scripted material from memory, without need to refer to the text
  2. (accounting) Off the books, not officially recorded.
    • 2013, James Palmer, ‘Kept women’, Aeon:
      An enormous amount of off-book money sloshes around Chinese business and officialdom, and some of it runs into handbags.