[awf-thuh-kuhf, of-]
with little or no preparation; extemporaneous; impromptu: a speaker with a good off-the-cuff delivery.

1940–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "an impromptu speech"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments" [syn: ad-lib
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Example sentences
It was an off-the-cuff remark that made a whole lot of sense.
This, to be sure, is not a time for recklessness and off-the-cuff grandstanding.
It was the rarest of off-the-cuff mistakes for a president not prone to make
It was a lot of fun answering people's questions off-the-cuff.
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