Idioms about cuff
- extemporaneously; on the spur of the moment: She made those comments off the cuff, and they came back to haunt her later.
- unofficially or informally: I'm telling you this strictly off the cuff.
- with the promise of future payment; on credit.
- without charge; with no payment expected: He enjoyed his meal the more because it was on the cuff.
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How to use cuff in a sentence
Some brands simply hang a thin fleece liner inside a shell, connected only by the stitching at the waist and cuffs.
You sit in an armchair, pretending to play with your comm cuff while actually you are watching Fatima and her girlfriend talking outside the sliding glass doors to the home.
They say very little, mostly shooting each other bursts of emotion from their cuffs, which you can then see play across their faces.
Your feel a faint twinge as your own cuff, synched with hers, releases neurochemicals into the artery at your wrist, and a momentary wave of Fatima’s anxiety and exhaustion passes through you.
Now some companies are providing blood pressure cuffs equipped with remote monitoring technology so that women can get checked from home instead.Pregnant in the pandemic? It helps to have good Wi-Fi.|Cat Ferguson|December 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Ferrari said the man was tackled shortly after he hit the ground and quickly cuffed and taken away.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally|Jacob Siegel|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the back of their patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, she mocks their cowardice.
Heard about the 6-year-old girl who was cuffed and arrested?It's Not Just Teens Like Michael Brown—Even Small Black Children Are Suspect|Sally Kohn|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brady was among them, the skilled hands that had put in place the last piece of the Freedom Tower now cuffed behind him.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As soon as Cohle and Hart captured and cuffed their killer back in 1995, he started to talk.‘True Detective’ Episode 5 Review: ‘The Secret Fate of All Life’ is the Best Episode Yet|Andrew Romano|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a scuffle, and Black Sheep was torn off the body by Harry and some colleagues, and cuffed home tingling but exultant.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Her great arms vent veeling about like a vinmill, as she cuffed and thumped poor Mary for taking her pa's part.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|William Makepeace Thackeray
You cuffed him last Sunday for ringing the bell at the Agnus Dei.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
Their wings cuffed the marauder's head in a fashion that confused him.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
Riggs took two long strides and bent over her, his teeth protruding in a snarl, and he cuffed her hard on the side of the head.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
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see off the cuff; on the cuff.