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That brassy ploy had caught the Costa Ricans entirely off-guard and had knocked them off their stride.

Republicans were caught off-guard all campaign long and their response was atrocious.

And not in an interview, as was the case with Akin, who was caught off-guard, but in a prepared speech!

The response to the ad though has caught the campaign off-guard.

Nicholas McCarthy, director of The Pact, was caught off-guard when he learned Casper Van Dien wanted to be in his movie.

He hoped for a glimpse of the kangaroo-Gizl to see if he were as sincere off-guard as he had been during their interview.

Stillman knew at once that her ill-temper had caught her off-guard and she was already trying to crawl slowly back into his favor.

Joy is a lady of the finest breeding, but she can be caught off-guard at times.

In his mind was the conviction that we had pretended to be harmless animals so that we could catch him off-guard and kill him.

I wouldn't trust myself with you one minute off-guard like that.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to off-guard, such as: asleep, asleep on the job, daydreaming, flat-footed, inattentive, and napping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.