For years, Cuomo gave me a hard time every time we crossed paths about whether I had cuffs or pleats.
He then shouted to his interpreter: “Tell him to get up right now, and get the cuffs on him.”
Bary raps about a life filled with hardships, a life without love and spent “evading the cuffs.”
She picks at the cuffs of her coat as we talk, the only sign of her anxiety.
Decked in a $850 black dress with a white ruff and cuffs, however, Brooks dictated a more modest tone.
In the house the nurse-maid wears a simple dress of wool or heavy material with a white apron and white collar and cuffs.
His uniform was blue, with scarlet capo and cuffs, richly embroidered.
Judy herself looked unusually lovely in her pretty gray serge piped in scarlet with Irish lace collar and cuffs.
She found George in his shirtsleeves, inserting the links of his cuffs.
These engravings represent a very graceful design for a lace collar and cuffs.
"bottom of a sleeve," mid-14c., cuffe "hand covering, mitten, glove," perhaps somehow from Medieval Latin cuffia "head covering," of uncertain origin. Sense of "band around the sleeve" is first attested 1520s; sense of "hem of trousers" is 1911. Off the cuff "extemporaneously" is 1938 American English colloquial, suggesting an actor or speaker reading from notes jotted on his shirt sleeves rather than learned lines. Cuff links is from 1897.
"to put a cuff on," 1690s, from cuff (n.). Related: Cuffed; cuffing.
"hit," 1520s, of unknown origin, perhaps from Swedish kuffa "to thrust, push." Related: Cuffed; cuffing. As a noun from 1560s.
A bandlike structure encircling a part.
An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
[1920s+; first two senses fr the notion of keeping track of debts by notations on the cuff of one's shirt]