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off–kilter

adjective off–kil·ter \-ˈkil-tər\

: not perfectly balanced or even

: different from the ordinary, usual, or expected

Full Definition of OFF-KILTER

1
:  not in perfect balance :  a bit askew
2
:  eccentric, unconventional <off–kilter characters> <an off–kilter approach>

First Known Use of OFF-KILTER

circa 1944

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