rhyme off

rhyme off

To quickly articulate a litany of things or recite the items of a list. When asked if we had any baby names in mind, Sarah started rhyming them off one after the other. I then rhymed off a list of things that needed to be changed or improved if the company wished to survive.
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We are familiar with the rash, but, hand on heart, could we rhyme off the other symptoms and what to do if they become apparent?
This was the man who, among his many party pieces, could name all 12 actors from the movie 'Twelve Angry Men' and rhyme off the names of the characters they played.
As a 12-year-old, he idolised the players on show, admired their boss - and could almost rhyme off their starting 11 by heart.
Patrick De Rocher's moving "What You All Say My Joe Did Is So Terrible"; the crowd scene outside the courthouse with both the victims' and inmate's parents singing "You Don't Know What It's Like to Bury a Child"; the lighthearted scene in which Sister Helen tells De Rocher that she saw Elvis perform when she was a girl, while the two rhyme off and sing their favorite songs by the King and the orchestra briefly breaks into a rock-and-roll riff; and the tense execution scene, where we hear only the injection machinery and a pulsing tone to represent De Rocher's heartbeat, ending with silence and a long tone.
Fedeli fearlessly forecasts 2008 will be "incredibly robust" with about $50 million in permitted projects already in the pipeline that the popular two-term mayor can rhyme off the top of his head.
And where once Moet and Chandon was the only household name, now anyone who has ever listened to a hip-hop record can rhyme off at least half a dozen marques from Cristal to Veuve Clicquot.
To make matters worse, she then started to rhyme off family names, such as Francis - while I tried desperately to sign the contracts as quickly as possible.
Using his meticulous records, he can rhyme off the days and places he has stayed over the years.
We can quote daily stock prices, rhyme off the major world indices and recite the best financial sites on the Web.
Ask the players to rhyme off those soundbites and it's like a torrent.
I want everyone here to be able to rhyme off a cup-winning side.
And while some may rhyme off the old adage that practice makes perfect, these two make a mockery of it.
Children need to be able to learn a range of skills such as gross and fine motor skills, social skills, communication skills and imaginative play, not just the ability to rhyme off numbers and letters.