Definitions for off-the-cuff
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
with little or no preparation; impromptu.
Origin of off-the-cuff:
ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed(adverb)
with little or no preparation or forethought
"his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "an impromptu speech"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
off the cuff(adverb)
"the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff"
Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.
He made a few off-the-cuff remarks before launching into his prepared speech.
Origin: From the prepositional phrase off the cuff
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