Speak Off The Cuff

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Speak Off The Cuff : Phrases


To speak spontaneously, without much preparation.


You should not go prepared. You have to speak off the cuff.


Cuff comes from the habit of some after dinner speakers making quick notes on the cuff of their stiff shirts in order to remind themselves of some points or other that they had, perhaps, not considered before. It was all done with virtually no preparation.

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