Off the cuff 未加思索,即興

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今日片語

短語 「off the cuff」 的意思是 「發言未經準備或計畫,未加思索」。它的合成形容詞是 「off-the-cuff(即興的)」,注意詞與詞之間需要加上連字符。

例句

I didn’t have any time to prepare my presentation for the meeting, so I just spoke about the project off the cuff.
當時我沒時間準備會議的報告,所以只是隨便地講了講項目的事情。

She gave an off-the-cuff answer to a difficult question, but after checking the facts, she was correct.
她未加思索地回答了一道難題,但核實後發現真的說對了。

I like to plan my speeches carefully before I give them. I can’t understand why people would feel comfortable giving them off the cuff.
我喜歡在演講前認真規劃準備。我不明白為什麼別人能輕鬆自如地即興演講。