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Off-hand

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Without preparation; impromptu. The phrase, “in hand,” as, “It was long in hand,” means that it was long in operation, or long a-doing; so that “off-hand” must mean it was not “in hand.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Odour
Odour of Sanctity (In the)
Odrysium Carmen
Odur
Odyle
Odyssey
Œdipus
Œil
Œil de Bœuf (L)
Off (Saxon, of; Latin, ab, from, away)
Off-hand
Off his Head
Off the Hooks
Off with his Head! So much for Buckingham!
Offa’s Dyke
Og
Og
Oghams
Oghris
Ogier the Dane
Ogleby (Lord)

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