off-the-cuff off-the-cuff

Definition(s):

  • (adj) with little or no preparation or forethought

Usage(s):

  • Rudolph Giuliani and Silvio Berlusconi share more than just Italian roots and an off-the-cuff approach to politics.

News

  1. The Dijssel-Bomb

    Eric Sprott and David Franklin   This past March, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the finance ministers of the eurozone, shocked the markets with seemingly off-the-cuff comments suggesting that the Cyprus banking solution will, “s erve as a model for dealing with future banking crises. ” 1 Depositors across Europe took a collective gasp of horror – could banks possibly confiscate depositors ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Basketball lovers chart vibrant N.Y. ?hoop scene

    A product of Grizzlies guard Tony Allen’s off-the-cuff eloquence, “grit and grind” has become a Memphis basketball mantra.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  3. PFT: Goodell defends Redskins name in letter

    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the Redskins’ name during this year’s pre-Super Bowl press conference, his off-the-cuff response was, “ I don’t think anybody wants to offend anybody .” With the benefit of time to reflect on a written reply to a recent letter from 10 members of Congress, Goodell was more articulate and detailed.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "In both cases, he says the exact same thing. This is not an off-the-cuff remark," prosecutor Alan Jackson told the judge. "It shows his state of mind regarding women."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Alan Jackson Source: FOXNews

  2. "These are not the off-the-cuff ramblings of any ill-informed or biased person," Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae said in a statement yesterday. "Ms. Davies is the deputy leader of a political party that aspires to reflect and represent...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Bob Rae Source: Victoria Times Colonist

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