off the top of one's head

Meaning(s)

1. from memory or without careful consideration

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High

Professional

High

Social

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I can't think of that off the top of my head

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If you say something 'off the top of your head', you say it without thought or consideration. When you say something off the top of your head you say something from memory without checking the facts.

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  1. Just off the top of my head I'd say that there were about 100 people at the party, but I could be wrong.
  2. Off the top of my head I have no idea when the flight leaves. I'd have to look it up.
  3. Just tell me, off the top of your head, how much you think my car is worth?

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  1. I can't tell you the exact figures off the top of my head, but get back to me later and I'll have them ready for you.
  2. With high tier clients, you have to know your stuff. If you don't have an answer for them off the top of your head they will lose confidence.

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