off the cuff : Idioms in English

off the cuff

Without prior thought
Usage:
Wilma had managed to avoid suspicion since she was good at coming up with legitimate sounding alibis off the cuff.

off the cuff Meaning(s)

  • (r) without preparation

off the cuff in News

  1. Why a Microsoft Employee Is OK with a Rape Joke Made About Her at E3

    Ashton Williams has clarified that she did not take offense, which does not change the fact that Microsoft prominently featured an "off the cuff" rape reference at the company's biggest presentation for one of its biggest products ever, the Xbox One. And it doesn't appear to be changing the gender roles in the gaming industry either.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. Francis to religious: 'Don't sweat too much the CDF'

    Pope Francis met last week with the presiding board of CLAR (the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women). Reportedly, they had a cordial and informal meeting, with Francis, as he is prone to do, speaking off the cuff.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. Jim McCann: From Bartender to 30 Million Clients

    Nothing says it like flowers. “We got a visit from the FBI one time,” Jim McCann, the founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers.com, told “Off the Cuff.” “We’d sent a funeral piece to someone who wasn't yet dead—with a special message … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Off the Cuff via Yahoo! Finance

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