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  1. RoseSpring's Avatar
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    He is going off the air?

    He is going off the air?

    What does this mean?

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    Re: He is going off the air?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasneemspring View Post
    He is going off the air?

    What does this mean?
    Technically, it means that someone on a radio or TV station is going to stop broadcasting, either temporarily or permanently.

    In a TV or radio studio, when a live broadcast is being made, there is a sign (usually a red light) which says "On Air" to make sure everyone knows that a transmission is being made. When they stop broadcasting, they go "Off Air".

    However, in a very colloquial way, I think it could mean that someone is planning to disappear for a short while.

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