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
With its smooth Hairsheep leather and rib-knitted wool cuffs, this glove looks classy on the outside but is all function on the inside.Cozy, Fashionable Layers for the Man in Your Life|Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson|November 10, 2020|Outside Online
They have open-vent slits for easy on and off, and a velcro cuff to keep them snug while you’re romping.9 Gifts to Elevate the Road Trip|Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson|November 10, 2020|Outside Online
The mid-weight, straight-fit hiking pants are crafted with DuPont’s Sorona Triexta durable fiber fabric and sport a reflective detailing under the pant cuffs that could come in handy at night.Gift Guide: What to wear when working from home|Rachel King|November 2, 2020|Fortune
A ribbed cuff keeps them securely fastened to your wrist for warmth while still allowing for quick removal when called for.Gloves that make excellent gifts for just about anybody|PopSci Commerce Team|October 17, 2020|Popular-Science
This garment is cut to cover the butt, which is nice on chilly lift rides, and stretchy cuff guards seal out snow and icy gusts.The Gear We Relied On for Our 2020 Ski Test|Marc Peruzzi|October 15, 2020|Outside Online
He flipped the two women onto their stomachs, flex-cuffing their wrists.I Shot Bin Laden|Elliot Ackerman|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While cuffing the suspect, (XXXX), XXXX kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think p. 13I should, in the event of his cuffing me, knock the Armenian down.Lavengro|George Borrow
Below, the irate landlord stamped and fumed, cuffing and striking as he moved among them with threats and abuse.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
But the manikin took no account of the boy, merely cuffing him over the ears, and endeavoring to force a kiss upon Emily.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
She was very peremptory, cuffing them right and left at the least provocation.Daisy|Miranda Eliot Swan
He took hold of the daughter of the highly-respected Yagorsha, and fell to shaking and cuffing her.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cuff
see off the cuff; on the cuff.