“I don't know off the top of my head, but I'll shoot them over to you this afternoon.”

English Lesson: I don't know off the top of my head, but I'll shoot them over to you this afternoon.

Your coworker stops by your office to ask you about the numbers for a project you recently finished. You're really busy and don't remember the final numbers. You explain this to him.

I don't know off the top of my head, but I'll shoot them over to you this afternoon.

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shoot (someone) an email

This phrase is common in business settings. It means to send an email to someone. It emphasizes sending the email quickly and without planning it out too carefully. Here are some examples:

Would you mind shooting me an email when you're finished with that?

I hadn't heard from them in a few days, so I shot them an email.

this (morning/afternoon/evening)

"This morning" means the morning today. You can use it to talk about something earlier or later:

What time did you leave this morning?

What time are you leaving this morning?

"This afternoon" and "this evening" work the same way:

I had coffee with Mr. Hernandez this afternoon.

Hey, are you doing anything this evening? I was invited to this party and I was wondering if you'd like to join me.

off the top of my head

Say this when you say an idea without time to think or research. Sometimes this means you will give more information later.

I can think of two people who might be interested, off the top of my head.

Off the top of my head, I’d say check out Mount Pleasant area and the waterfront.