off-the-cuff


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off-the-cuff

(ôf′thə-kŭf′, ŏf′-)
adj.
Not prepared in advance; impromptu: an off-the-cuff remark.

off-the-cuff

adj
informal (of a remark) made without being prepared or thought about in advance

off′-the-cuff′



adj.
with little or no preparation; impromptu.
[1940]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-the-cuff - 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"
unprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson

off-the-cuff

adjective
Informal. Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
Translations

off-the-cuff

[ˌɒfðəˈkʌf]
A. ADJ [remark] → espontáneo, dicho sin pensar; [speech] → improvisado
B. ADVde improviso

off-the-cuff

[ˌɒfðəˈkʌf]
1. adva braccio, improvvisando
2. adj (speech) → a braccio, improvvisato/a; (remark) → spontaneo/a
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