off-the-cuff


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Synonyms for off-the-cuff

spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought

Synonyms for off-the-cuff

with little or no preparation or forethought

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I think my favourite allegedly off-the-cuff remark was made by the circus mogul PT Barnum: informed of the death of the performer who was fired out of a cannon in his Big Top, he said: "Grave news; it will be hard to find a man of the same calibre.
Lightweight, portable, and decidedly low-tech, these two cameras go where more expensive ones can't, encouraging spontaneous, off-the-cuff photography.
It applies to any type of presentation you give--formal or informal, technical or non-technical, prepared or off-the-cuff.
He did say an off-the-cuff remark, which is in the current climate was treated seriously.
Discussing her recent photoshoot for a new snack firm, for example, she made this off-the-cuff comment: ' I enjoyed nibbling Nobby's nuts - I'm sure they'll be a big hit.
99 Days to Panama: An Exploration of Central America by Motorhome is an engaging travel memoir of one couple and their travels from a Mayan church to an off-the-cuff school presentation in El Salvador to paddling upstream in Belize.
Everyone showed up on time that morning, and Erica and I knocked off the voice-over early, giving me time to do an off-the-cuff sequence at Southside Louie's, the pub where I wrote the script and which Kerri and I frequent.
The off-the-cuff remarks, made by Mr Bloomberg privately during a lunch with firefighters, have left Dr Atkins's widow Veronica 'extremely upset and hurt', her spokesman said.
So far, Arsenal have no plans to issue a statement about former disc jockey Burrell's off-the-cuff announcement, but there are clear indications that officials are upset by the matter and plan to reprimand him.
Here's how Blum--according to Roberta Bernstein's interview in the show's catalogue--did things off-the-cuff in those earlier, simpler days:
Crenshaw was known to drop in unannounced at adult bookstores to deliver off-the-cuff lectures to astonished patrons.
I bought a cheap plastic cassette-recorder and taped some off-the-cuff ramblings," says Eric Bogosian (in photo) of an experiment in 1978 that put him squarely on the track of a mercurial career as actor, performance artist and playwright.
This record," wrote McCall in the preface, "is my off-the-cuff memory.
Perhaps most important were two specific impressions left by the former Alcoa CEO: 1) that his off-the-cuff remarks on the eve of the G7 expressing ambivalence about the dollar's strength should not be taken seriously; and 2) that he believes G7 coordination plays a positive role for international markets.
There are a few more polished jazz-funk numbers, including "Hi-Hat Song" and "Have Funk," and quirkier fare like "Organ Waltz/Drumming Ass," a carnival-like organ tune that breaks down to an impressive drum solo, but the majority of the disc is filled with full-blown, off-the-cuff jams that showcase the duo's accomplished, if not always esoteric, jazz sound.