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What is the meaning of 'off the cuff comment'?



 
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What is the meaning of 'off the cuff comment'? #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:37 am   What is the meaning of 'off the cuff comment'?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #45 "Clothing Idioms (1)", question 4

At the meeting on Friday, the assistant manager made a silly, off-the-cuff comment.

(a) angry and hurtful
(b) intelligent and well thought out
(c) unprepared and spontaneous

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #45 "Clothing Idioms (1)", answer 4

At the meeting on Friday, the assistant manager made a silly, unprepared and spontaneous comment.

Correct answer: (c) unprepared and spontaneous
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What is the meaning of 'off the cuff comment'? #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 13:11 pm   What is the meaning of 'off the cuff comment'?
 

Hi,

This means something said without thinking about it - an off the cuff remark is a remark that is said without preparing it in advance.

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