[Ads-l] "off the cuff" antedated to 1934

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 21 20:55:21 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu>

> I picked one _off the cuff_and gave it to him for free."

Could this mean, "at random"? That's close enough to the required meaning
for government work.
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