American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Cuff Idiom

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off the cuff
What does off the cuff mean?
to not prepare in advance what one will sayMy father made a few remarks off the cuff when he was accepting the award from his company.
off-the-cuff
What does off-the-cuff mean?
without preparationOur boss made a great off-the-cuff speech at the party last night.
off-the-cuff
What does off-the-cuff mean?
without preparation Our boss made a great off-the-cuff speech at the party last night.

off the cuff
What does off the cuff mean?
not prepared in advance (used when you are talking) My father made a few remarks off the cuff when he was accepting the award from his company.


Some Random Idioms
Word of the law
What does "Word of the law" mean?
The word of the law means that the law is interpreted in an absolutely literal way which goes against the ideas that the lawmakers had wished to implement.
go dutch
What does "go dutch" mean?
a date where each person pays half of the expenses a date where each person pays half of the expensesIn university many of the students had little money so they often went dutch when they were on a date.
shoulder to shoulder
What does "shoulder to shoulder" mean?
side by side, with a shared purpose The children were standing shoulder to shoulder during the exercise class.

make a monkey out of (someone)
What does "make a monkey out of (someone)" mean?
to make someone look foolish My friend made a monkey out of me when he started arguing with me in front of my boss.

clam up
What does "clam up" mean?
to stop talkingThe girl clammed up when her boyfriend entered the room.
crap
What does "crap" mean?
worthless junk
year round
What does "year round" mean?
during the entire yearWe usually spend all summer at a year-round vacation resort.
get a load off one's mind
What does "get a load off one's mind" mean?
to talk about what is troubling youI wanted to get a load off my mind so I passed the evening talking with a friend.
grub
What does "grub" mean?
messy, dirty person. He's a total grub, never bathes or washes his clothes.

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