from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not prepared in advance; impromptu.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective with little or no preparation or forethought; unrehearsed; extemporaneous; offhand.
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- adjective idiomatic
Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb without preparation
- adjective with little or no preparation or forethought
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Heads snapped to attention this month when the state attorney general, Paula Dow , said she had a police force—and the Supreme Court doesn't—in a seemingly off-the-cuff remark during a legislative budget hearing.
What you have left are simply the answers that each president offered, off-the-cuff and unscripted, to all questions.
This is my off-the-cuff list of community management under the bonnet.
A former White House chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Sununu described Mr. Gingrich as having a penchant for "self-aggrandizement" and "off-the-cuff thinking" that "is not what you want in a commander-in-chief."
No. Just someone who allegedly made a stupid off-the-cuff insensitive remark according to an unsourced book based largely on hearsay and conjecture.
Let me see how they answer wall posts on Facebook or respond to off-the-cuff Skype chats or emails.
“Pure process, pure process,” he repeated to himself, under his breath, as though he was taking this off-the-cuff throwaway remark (meant to both fill the time and put him off) as something “profound.”
"Nobody should be forced to pay for anyone else's healthcare," is her off-the-cuff final answer.
Anyhow … I love this post (and not just because of the inclusion in the ensemble) … my absolute favourite thought is the ‘little snippets of off-the-cuff, unrehearsed interaction that by themselves mean nothing, but which all together paint a surprisingly vivid picture.’.
One off-the-cuff decision I made has had wide-reaching ramifications.