Durind a discussion with a large group of people, an issue may be "taken offline" so that it can be discussed by a smaller group of people at a later time.
Dude #2: "Nothing, Offline the bitch"
Both the question is offline and the person!
What time is it?
Um...What's that thing your wearing on your wrist, a watch or a ticking time bomb!!
I forgot i was wearing it...sorry i was offline for a second then. Im back on now though.
Steve: We'll take this off-line Paula. Anyone have any more synergy?
John: I thought I had but then I realised it was a paradigm. Any use?