off-the-cuff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the prepositional phrase off the cuff.

Adjective[edit]

off-the-cuff (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; spontaneous; impromptu.
    He made a few off-the-cuff remarks before launching into his prepared speech.

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