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    Noises-off ???

    He's always been a bit noises-off...'
    Could you please explain me the meaning of noises-off?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Noises-off ???

    It refers to noises that are offstage, literally, but I think it might be a reference to the play of that name:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noises_Off

    Could you give some more context?

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    Re: Noises-off ???

    I came across the same references, and an additional one, the title of a paper "Noises off, Knock-knock who's there, and Communicating with other worlds", which leads me to believe, that 'noises-off' may have something to do with one's lack of focus or being in one's own world (?) Possibly a semantic extension from, listening to noises offstage - rather than paying attention to the actors onstage, i.e., the speech participants.

    Ah, it's an assumption.
    What do you think?

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    Re: Noises-off ???

    "And there we were, Marie, mother of the bridegroom, Caesar, father of the bridegroom, Sonia's daddy - but he's always been a bit noises-off, not that it's his fault, and me, mother of the bride".

    I really don't understand the meaning. Thank you for your help.

    Regads

    Cmp

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    Re: Noises-off ???

    Quote Originally Posted by cmp
    "And there we were, Marie, mother of the bridegroom, Caesar, father of the bridegroom, Sonia's daddy - but he's always been a bit noises-off, not that it's his fault, and me, mother of the bride".
    I really don't understand the meaning. Thank you for your help.
    Regads
    Cmp
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    #6

    Re: Noises-off ???

    That sounds as if he's a bit of an irrlevant person, not much involved in events, like noises off stage.

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    Re: Noises-off ???

    Thank you for your help. Do you mean trifling or airy/lunactic?

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    #8

    Re: Noises-off ???

    Quiet, unassuming, lacking strength of personality (I think)

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