Definitions for off-the-cuff
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They game everything out. They don't do things off the cuff for the most part, if they're going to do something very provocative, they have an extensive decision tree laying out many options.
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