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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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MacKay, on the other hand, seemed totally unaware that the $60 million Dahla Dam project had been a complete failure, rhyming off a list of fruits and veggies (including grapes for wine, presumably non-alcoholic) that farmers around Kandahar were supposedly growing on their dry, sun-scorched land.
I talked to everybody that was there," said Luszczak, rhyming off a list of exhibitors such as financial institutions, health sciences and long-term care facilities, engineering and technology firms, the City of Thunder Bay, Bombardier and Wasaya Airways.
Which may be why President Obama, while rhyming off the roll-call of America's religions in the time-honoured fashion in his election-night acceptance speech, for the first time added "and non-believers.
She had a degree in pharmacy, making her a tad over qualified to be rhyming off the specials.
Just rhyming off the names of Owen, Kewell, Baros and co, makes you realise why Scotland's top player chose the Premiership over the SPL to ply his trade.
With that he proceeds to spend the next five minutes rhyming off all his team names with the same passion and enthusiasm that electrify his live shows.
Rhyming off numerous cities and capitals, it was obvious it was better then inter-railing.
Which may be why President Obama, while rhyming off the roll-call of AmericaeIUs religions in the time-honoured fashion in his election-night acceptance speech, for the first time added eIuand non-believers.
One day I swear I will have a pre-prepared list and spend 20 minutes rhyming off the entire contents of the fridge, freezer and food cupboards.
Now he refuses to discuss his Gers nightmare and even left out the Dutchman's name when he was rhyming off the list of managers he has worked under.