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ad lib

[‚ad ′lib]
(biology)
Shortened form for ad libitum; without limit or restraint.

Ad Lib

An earlier sound card from Ad Lib, Inc., Quebec City, that, for a while, was the de facto standard for synthesized background music for computer games. It was a precursor to the MIDI standard.
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They also did some scripted spiels or tentative ad-libs that didn't add much to the 'fun flavor' of the empathetic experience for viewers, because they safely stuck to expected descriptions and encomiums, with the word 'authentic' being repeated so often that it ended up as the entire program's 'signature' slogan.
Then there's the ad-libs that make the live show even more fun than the 1976 film.
It started innocently enough, just one more ad-lib in a show filled with them.
Ricky Gervais, who was forced to ad-lib for several minutes.
Forced to ad-lib on stage for several minutes when Sir Elton John was delayed, he resorted to doing the David Brent dance which featured in an episode from The Office.
Wyatt played an ad-lib accompaniment during a poem called Jesus Meets A Parable:
Companies out there should give us older people a chance and not go for the just-out-of-college so called whizz kids, who read from a script because they cannot ad-lib off the cuff.
Making rent with government grants for the disabled and stealing costumes from visiting Chinese opera companies, the Cockettes gave terrible "art" but great revelry: raucous, ad-lib theatricals featuring strategically revealing drag and half-naked kick lines with boobs and genitals flapping in the marijuana smoke.
This means they have to ad-lib and make it up as they go along without stumbling.
When a high-school student asked him a few months back what he'd learned from his years with the World Wrestling Federation, Ventura ticked off lessons valuable to any performer, including a politician: name recognition, the ability to perform in front of a camera, the ability to ad-lib on a live mike.
The setting for this ad-lib is the grim flat of the title character, Travis Bickle, as he prepares for the possible assassination of a presidential candidate.
But savvy insiders know that Gates' inspired ad-lib was actually supplied by American Chuckle, a Milwaukee firm that specializes in clever retorts, cutting remarks, and witty asides.