A "one-off meeting" is a meeting that happens only once, i.e. doesn't reoccur. I read on macmillanthesaurus.com (mirror) that one-off is British English. What's a non-British synonym for a "one-off meeting"?

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    One-off appears in American Heritage Dictionary, and it is natural and idiomatic to this American. Commented Feb 14, 2022 at 0:15

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It seems like a fairly common term in English even as an AmE speaker, so it should be fine to use. You could also say “one-time.”

  • But doesn't "one-time" refer to something historical. Eg. Harold Wilson, one-time Prime Minister of Britain, is a typical case in point. (Even though HW was PM more than once).
    – WS2
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 8:05

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