"at the top of my head"

General_Ricardo   Monday, June 14, 2004, 17:54 GMT
I don't know how to use it.
mjd   Monday, June 14, 2004, 18:12 GMT
I think you're thinking of "off the top of my head." It means "spontaneously" or "at this exact moment."


JOHN: "You have to go see that movie. The dialogue was really funny."
MARY: "What was so funny?...Tell me some of the lines.
JOHN: "I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I guarantee you it's good."
General_Ricardo   Monday, June 14, 2004, 19:46 GMT
How about "nothig is off the top of my head"?
Damian   Monday, June 14, 2004, 21:15 GMT
I agree entirely with mjd's posting.....it can't be improved on. So I don't think there is any more to be said. Except.....how did the phrase originate? Maybe it has an explanation like "raining cats and dogs" of which I do know the origin.