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    Question "I hoped you were off the market."What's the meaning of it?

    Context:"Are you still single?I hoped you were off the market."
    So please help me understand the meaning of the second sentence.Your help will be much appreciated.

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    Re: "I hoped you were off the market."What's the meaning of it?

    In reference to romantic relationships, someone who is "off the market" is no longer dating, no longer available. The person may be married or just in a committed relationship.

    The person, for whatever reason, had hoped that the other person was in a settled relationship.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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