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Used in business to describe communication outside of the normal channel, or defered to a later time.
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.
During a conference call: β€œThis discussion doesn't pertain to everyone here, you and I can take it offline.”
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Commonly misused to mean online, ie from the internet, when, in fact, they mean the exact opposite.
I bought my new computer offline.
I met my boyfriend offline.
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The act of signing offline immediately upon being sent an instant message by someone you don't want to talk to. This can also be done abruptly in the middle of a convo as if to say "piss off, I'm done".
Dude #1: "Yo, that really annoying chick is IMing me again! what should i say?"

Dude #2: "Nothing, Offline the bitch"
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Business Buzzword term most commonly used during a meeting when one person would like to discuss something one-on-one after the meeting.
Paula: I can leverage this report to give you a ballpark guestimate
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?
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A person who has no idea about anything and has never tried to understand.

Person says:
I tried to tell him how to work the computer but he plainly refused. He thinks its too hard. He's offline.

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