1. with little or no preparation or forethought
    his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    offhand excuses
    an extemporary lecture
    an extempore skit
    a few unrehearsed comments
    trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    an off-the-cuff toast
    an extemporaneous piano recital
    an impromptu speech
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How To Use off-the-cuff In A Sentence

  • Then, an off-the-cuff remark by a bookshop owner who gruffly suggested she should write something of her own changed the course of her life.
  • Be prepared. If you shrink from the full message, or if your unrehearsed, off-the-cuff remarks sound disrespectful, then you'll undermine your case.
  • With his ramrod posture and off-the-cuff New York delivery, Dean did not meet that need.
  • an off-the-cuff toast
  • And the script sounded like a meandering collection of off-the-cuff observations. Times, Sunday Times
  • He would start with off-the-cuff remarks and witticisms and gradually improvise a setting in which they could shine.
  • I don't want to give an off-the-cuff definite answer.
  • I didn't mean any offence. It was a flippant, off-the-cuff remark.
  • A former White House chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Sununu described Mr. Gingrich as having a penchant for "self-aggrandizement" and "off-the-cuff thinking" that "is not what you want in a commander-in-chief. Tough Talk as Romney Takes Aim at Gingrich
  • Coun Ward said the city did not need ministers coming in with off-the-cuff solutions to Bradford's problems during flying visits.
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