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off the cuff

off the cuff

 
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cuff
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part of speech: phrase
definition 1: (informal) in an unplanned manner; without much forethought.
His speech was off the cuff.
similar words:
ad lib, ad-lib, extemporaneous
definition 2: unofficially or secretly.
I'll tell you off the cuff that you're in trouble with the boss.
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