off the top of one's head

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off the top of one's head (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) In an extemporaneous manner; without careful thought, preparation, or investigation.
    I cannot think of any good examples off the top of my head, but give me a couple of hours and I'm sure I could come up with something.

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  • Usually used to characterize the manner of one's thinking or speaking.

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