on the hoof


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on the hoof

 
1. (British & Australian) if you make a decision on the hoof, you make it quickly to react to a situation which is happening, and do not have time to think about it carefully I don't want to make a decision on the hoof -- I need to give this some thought.
2. (British & Australian) if you do something on the hoof, you do it while you are walking around doing other things He's so busy, he usually has lunch on the hoof.
See also: hoof, on

on the hoof

Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.
See also: hoof, on
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When more heel than toe is removed, the angle decreases (the number of degrees of angle will decrease on the hoof gauge).