off the cuff
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See also: off-the-cuff
Purported to be from the habit by after-dinner speakers of jotting a few notes on the cuff of the sleeve.
- In an off-the-cuff manner.
- 2016 February 2, Lee Roden, “Premier League: From Pellegrini to Pep - Why the Engineer made City the ideal destination for Guardiola”, in Yahoo Sport:
- Nor was there anything off the cuff about their insistence that Manuel Pellegrini was happy to make the name of his replacement public knowledge, echoing his sentiment that they were “not doing anything behind me” from a press conference earlier in the same day.
- off-the-cuff, adjective.