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English definition of “on the hoof”

on the hoof

UK informal
If you do something on the hoof, you do it while you are moving about or doing something else, often without giving it the attention it deserves: I've got a meeting downtown in 20 minutes so I'll have lunch on the hoof.Not expected or planned
(Definition of on the hoof from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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