Pronunciation: (ôf'stāj', of'-), [key]
1. off the stage or in the wings; away from the view of the audience (opposed to onstage).
2. in one's private life rather than on the stage: Offstage the actress seemed rather plain.
1. not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.: an offstage crash.
2. withheld from public view or attention; private: offstage political meetings.
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