off the cuff

ADVERB
  1. without preparation
    the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff
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How To Use off the cuff In A Sentence

  • The first thing I see right off the cuff is this group is still in love with LaVey and his plagiarist thoughts! Progressive Satanism? Satanic Insurance or an Cult! | Disinformation
  • Maybe I think it should be like a good improv… witty and clever and smart and off the cuff.
  • Oh, don't worry about that," the mayor said, brushing a piece of lint off the cuff of her navy blue blazer. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 7: BLUE MOON
  • Were I not translating that off the cuff, I'd have used "Hungarian," I suppose, but I just like the word Magyar, and, through the Czech exposure, don't really register it as that odd in English. languagehat.com: TRANSLATING SCHWEIK.
  • Still, his nervousness proved to be unwarranted as he kept the audience in rapt attention with his loose, off the cuff demeanor and laconic sense of humor (it didn't hurt that BodyWorld is very funny; Shaw's voices for his characters were hilariously fitting). Dash Shaw goes to college | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
  • the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff
  • Speaking off the cuff, she's lost in cliché and truism. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‘He has no trouble speaking off the cuff when he's speaking punitively, when he's talking about violence, when he's talking about revenge,’ Miller told Whyte.
  • Murray isn't really backing off; she says that her remarks were ‘off the cuff,’ but hasn't disavowed them.
  • It was an off the cuff remark, it was not meant to "perturb" you. The Bitch Is Back
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