Off-the-record



[awf-th uh-rek-erd, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈrɛk ərd, ˈɒf-/

adjective
1.
not for publication; not to be quoted:
a candidate’s off-the-record remarks to reporters.
2.
confidential:
off-the-record information.

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