Meaning of “off the cuff” in the English Dictionary

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"off the cuff" in British English

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off the cuff

If you speak off the cuff, you say something without having prepared or thought about your words first:

I hadn't prepared a speech so I just said a few words off the cuff.
[ before noun ] an off-the-cuff remark

(Definition of “off the cuff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)