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be the duty of or be someone's duty

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off duty

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on duty

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an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

a piece of work that has been assigned

the condition of being put to use

a compulsory contribution, usually of money, that is required for the support of a government

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He talked with a quartermaster off duty, an intelligent man who promptly prodded him with the socialist propaganda and forced into his hands a bunch of leaflets and pamphlets.
It by no means follows that because a man is a sexton, and constantly surrounded by the emblems of mortality, therefore he should be a morose and melancholy man; your undertakers are the merriest fellows in the world; and I once had the honour of being on intimate terms with a mute, who in private life, and off duty, was as comical and jocose a little fellow as ever chirped out a devil-may-care song, without a hitch in his memory, or drained off a good stiff glass without stopping for breath.
Couldn't a man take an afternoon off duty with a bad headache--for once?
The spring latch, whose key was reposing for ever off duty in the late Mr Verloc's waistcoat pocket, held as well as usual.
One Saturday evening, I being off duty, the men asked me to give them an extra bucket of water or so-- for washing clothes.
In at least 66 cases - about 10 percent of police shootings in Texas' largest cities between 2010 and 2015 - the officer pulling the trigger was off duty, according to an analysis of police data obtained by The Texas Tribune.
French police officers will be allowed to carry their weapon while off duty to protect civilians as long as France maintains the state of emergency following the Paris shootings, police said on Thursday.
Police] disregard whether they're on or off duty and they respond, and quite frankly they're expected to do that; it's the way of life for a police officer.
And we just want to continue working with them and being appreciative of their efforts -- whether it be off duty or on duty.
Therefore, most military professionals would provide the short answer: "No, we are never really off duty.
It was alleged the suspect sexually assaulted a woman when he was off duty.
Newcastle Chief Insp Julian Bowren said: "The off duty officer showed extreme bravery in his actions and prevented a potentially dangerous situation from escalating.
Underneath the picture they wrote: "Sneak photo of our crime fighters cunningly disguised as zebra & monkey - we may be off duty but justice never rests.
In the Killeen, Texas cafeteria massacre, the first three officers who showed up and engaged the murderer were two plainclothes investigators and an off duty cop.
The ability to find and identify a threat in reduced light is no less important because you're off duty, so a compact, powerful light needs to be part of your gear.