Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Offhand"

The meaning of "Offhand" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa offhand?
A: Hi, The first is how I usually think of it but both are correct. Can also mean “casual” Here is a lyric from Pink Floyd’s “Time”

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.

For your sentence change it to “come across as”.
Q: O que significa She said that in such an offhand way. I'm not sure that she was serious.?
A: 她說得很大大咧咧。我不確定她認真。

She was being flippant/sarcastic/挖苦/諷刺.
Q: O que significa in a studied, offhand manner??
A: to observe in an effortless manner
Q: O que significa I can't think of it offhand?
A: It doesn't come to mind right away. I don't recall the answer right at this moment.
Q: O que significa I can't think of any offhand?
A: It means that a person doesn't know or can't think of any examples at the moment.

Example sentences using "Offhand"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com offhand.
A: offhand?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com offhand remark.
A: He kept interrupting her speech with annoying little off hand remarks.

Other questions about "Offhand"

Q: ①Her offhand question about my personal life caught me off guard. I got all tongue tied for a second there.
①Drinking are supposed to be letting your hair down, but my company diking party is no fun at all, soa natural?
A:
Thank you for your corrections!!
Q: I didn’t know it offhand , I had to look it up in a dictionary. soa natural?
A: Yes, this is good!
Q: "I can't quote the exact statistics for you offhand, but they're there for you to see in the report."

I don't fully understand the situation given by the sentence.
Is it right that the speaker does not have the written report at hand and he doesn't want to cite rough figures without seeing it, and that he recomnends the other party to look into the report?
A: Hi, there. Hmm. True, if this person said it in a rude tone or if this was how they answered a specific question you asked them then it can be considered rude. They should have answered your question completely to be polite. If this was not the answer to a question and they just couldn't remember the numbers then it seems like a common, neutral sentence. Its tricky.

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