I have a question about the usages of "on" and "off" with "routine":

  1. He was on his routine.
  2. He was off his routine.

The above usages could be found on the web, but not in dictionaries. So, are the sentences wrong?

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    They probably didn't show up in the dictionary because of the pronoun "his", but regardless, just because a phrase doesn't show up in the dictionary, doesn't mean it's necessarily incorrect. – Josh Thomas Jun 25 '15 at 21:34

I don't find any problem in either of them.

That's because 'on' and 'off' are used that way.


He's on his routine - sounds okay to me!

May be, he then needed a break from his routine...so...

He's off his routine!


They are both correct. In #2, you could also say "He was off of his routine."

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