Speak Off The Cuff




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Speak Off The Cuff : Phrases



Meaning:

To speak spontaneously, without much preparation.


Example:

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


Origin:

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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