riffing off the slogan “Now Everyone Can Fly,” the carrier offered no-frills flights that were both cheap and plentiful.
But while he was up there riffing about Steiger, he looked like he did in the Big Heat.
But for the most part, he was riffing off his own All right, all right, all right persona.
Sheen seemed especially up to the task, riffing irreverently off every question.
Judge: We would sit there just, like, riffing as we were writing.
Why is riffing on—and ripping off—Shakespeare so incredibly enticing?
On Twitter, riffing off of the Reddit thread, I mused on this double standard with a comment and a joke.
"melodic phrase in jazz," 1935 (but said to have been used by musicians since c.1917), of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of riffle, or altered from refrain. The verb is attested from 1942, from the noun. Also in extended use. Related: Riffed; riffing.
[1953+; fr reduction in force]
[origin unknown; perhaps echoic; perhaps fr refrain; perhaps fr riffle or ripple in the sense of ''try, shot, crack'']
A refrigerator car; reefer1 (1950s+ Railroad)