General Sherman's succinct declaration on the brute nature of war has become ensconced in our national lexicon as an offhand way of acknowledging the true horror of war without actually having to think on it.
In this situation, the woman made an offhand tweet suggesting that the apartment she lived in had mold in it.
One of the ladies who worked at the courthouse made an offhand comment about the popular Lucky Pup Mine.
Her offhand treatment of the new empress, Marie Louise, in 1810 led to her removal from court.
Natasha suddenly shrank into herself and involuntarily assumed an offhand air which alienated Princess Mary still more.