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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It was a private conversation on a website and it was an off-the-cuff comment.
It was an off-the-cuff suggestion, but the IFA are - determined to leave no stone unturned to aid their manager.
Lippert latched onto that point, recalling how an off-the-cuff, complex working arrangement with FEMA, devised within days of Katrina's catastrophic landfall, still managed to deliver $409 million worth of supplies to the devastated Gulf Coast.
It's a reference to the Democratic Convention of 1948, when Harry Truman gave a feisty off-the-cuff speech in which he promised to call legislators back to Washington on "the 26th of July, which out in Missouri we call Turnip Day." For Klein, 2this unexpected, unrehearsed mention of the deadline for sowing turnips in Missouri (it's actually the 25th of July, for those who might be tempted to procrastinate) is "an appropriately inelegant shorthand for everything I love about politics?
By now you've guessed the end of the story: Rivera was indeed named the group's 19th national Superintendent of the Year, his off-the-cuff speech was well received, and the only flaw anyone seemed to find in him was why he thought he did so poorly in the first place.
They are consistently brilliant, with their finely-honed links, off-the-cuff banter and jokes about playing golf and eating gourmet meals while the campers survive on a handful of rice.
The luncheon will feature the premiere of a new format, an off-the-cuff, candid conversation conducted by a well known real estate media personage with an industry superstar.
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.