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off-the-cuff

[awf-th uh-kuhf, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈkʌf, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
with little or no preparation; extemporaneous; impromptu:
a speaker with a good off-the-cuff delivery.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples for off-the-cuff
  • 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 them.
  • It was a lot of fun answering people's questions off-the-cuff.
  • What all of these pancakes have in common is a certain off-the-cuff friendliness and flexibility.
  • But his tendency to make off-the-cuff remarks has been a liability, making it difficult for him to ascend beyond the second tier.
  • They say that he made an off-the-cuff remark eight months ago.
  • It's tedious to listen to these folks try their hand at off-the-cuff stand-up comedy with cheesy, predictable quips.
  • It's about first-rate, off-the-cuff ensemble acting.
  • There's an undeniable authenticity to this kind of off-the-cuff windiness.

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