off the top of one's head
phrasal in an impromptu manner <
sat down and wrote the…story off the top of his head — Jerome Beatty, Jr.
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  • off the top of one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} Without thinking hard; quickly. * /Vin answered the teacher s question off the top of his head./ * /When Lorraine was asked to recite, she talked off the top of her head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the top of one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} Without thinking hard; quickly. * /Vin answered the teacher s question off the top of his head./ * /When Lorraine was asked to recite, she talked off the top of her head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the top of my head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be out of one's head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of one's own head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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