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Why does "off-the-cuff" mean "without preparation" or "即兴" in chinese?
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instinctively, automatically, immediately (Babylon English-English Dictionary)

未预备的; 即席的 (Babylon English-Chinese (S) Dictionary)

with little or no preparation or forethought
(WordNet 2.0)

quickly, without thinking. Example: Off the cuff, I'd say there are 75 applicants. That's my guess. (ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION)

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