off the top of my head

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He added: "We had some fantastic chances - three clear chances off the top of my head, two for Steph (Sessegnon) and one for Morgan (Amalfitano).
Admitting that he had a "wild theory" and was "just thinking off the top of my head," Limbaugh said bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda, its leader for more than two decades and a major funder of its operations until he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011, was "expendable."
"Off the top of my head I can think of eight sides that will challenge ahead of Cardiff.
Saunders added: "I've counted nine chances that we had off the top of my head. I thought the effort from the players was fantastic.
These are just two categories of people in the United States without "adequate" access, off the top of my head.
Over the past few years, just off the top of my head, I can think of Anna-Marie Holmes from Boston Ballet, Ben Stevenson from Houston Ballet, Martin Fredmann from Colorado Ballet, Alison Chase from Pilobolus, all of whom have, euphemistically, been "let go." In the case of Eldar Aliev of Ballet Internationale in Indianapolis--well, his entire company was let go and disbanded.
There must be a better use of public funds, improving the access into the new hospital' free disabled parking at the hospital' education' social services' street cleaning' improved pavements' care of the elderly and disabled' are a few suggestions off the top of my head.
I don't think I can name 10 bands off the top of my head that have done that.
"In an industry that has hundreds of players, I'm able to rattle off the top of my head under 10 who have said they are going to deal with climate change," says Jessica Holliday of Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization that works with companies on market-based pollution solutions.
"I pretty much rattled this stuff off the top of my head. "What will our winner be cranking up on his new iPod?
"Off the top of my head, I can think of three or four players who could play in England.
"He'll have to go Group racing now, as he's beaten the best of the rest and, off the top of my head, the Horris Hill would be the right sort of race."