off\ the\ top\ of\ one's\ head

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.


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