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enter image description hereI've seen a lot of people using "having mid off" on twitter and some other app, don't know what it's mean

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    I suspect it's recently coined slang - Urban Dictionary: mid off Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 11:46
  • @KillingTime now I get it, thanks
    – Kojiama
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 12:04
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    Used to insult or degrade an opposing opinion, labeling it as average or poor quality. Examples: We waited on that album for 6 months but it was mid! Get a mid mug for your Uncle Paul. From which I conclude that this (previously unknown to me) usage doesn't necessarily include either the hyphen or the word off. Plus I assume it's derived from the cricket fielding position, so it would probably never gain much currency (since the worlds primary Anglophones - Americans - don't do cricket anyway! :) Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 14:49
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    It has been proposed that this question be closed on the ground that the OP hasn't done sufficient preliminary research. Given that the usage is so new, it is, however, not clear what research the OP could have done.
    – jsw29
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 16:42
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    Mid off is, if I recall correctly, a cricket fielding position. There is also a mid on and a silly mid off. Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 17:29

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The suffix "-off" is often used to generate a term that means a contest or competition, with the stem describing the quality or activity that the participants are being compared on. For instance a "cook-off" or "dance-off".

In this case, "mid" means in the middle (as in "mid-September"), and has a slang use to mean "mediocre".

The tweet is sarcastically saying that neither of the women is particularly exceptional, they're figuratively competing to see who can be more mediocre. The contained tweet seems to be one of the girls ("me" on the left) claiming to be better than the other ("you" on the right).

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