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off the cuff

If you speak off the cuff, you do it without having planned what you will say: She wasn't expecting to give a speech, and just said a few things off the cuff.Not expected or planned
Translations of “off the cuff”
in Chinese (Traditional) 未經準備, 未加思索, 即興地…
in Russian экспромтом…
in Turkish hazırlıksız, irticalen, doğaçlama konuşmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未经准备, 未加思索, 即兴地…
in Polish z głowy…
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