Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cuff it v.

[SE off the cuff]

to extemporize, to respond to a situation spontaneously.

‘So What Does A Station Commander Actually Do?’ in Newsletter on RAF Fighter Control Association [Internet] You are now the Unit Budget Holder with ultimate responsibility for the prudent spending of the funds allocated to you. With typical RAF logic and timing, you won’t be nominated for the Budget Holders course until you’ve been in post for about a year, so you’re just going to have to ‘cuff it’ for the first 12 months or so.