(right) off the bat

idi+inf without delay; instantly

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • right off the bat — (N Am inf) Straight away • • • Main Entry: ↑bat * * * at the very beginning * * * right off the ˈbat idiom (informal, especially NAmE) immediately; without delay …   Useful english dictionary

  • right\ off\ the\ bat — • right away • right off (the bat) informal • straight away adv. phr. Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. Phil s mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend. The Red Cross aids disaster… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • right off the bat — (right) off the bat American & Australian immediately. I could tell right off the bat there was something different about this man …   New idioms dictionary

  • right off the bat — at the start, the very first thing    Right off the bat she says, Are you married? …   English idioms

  • right off the bat — immediately, from the beginning I told him right off the bat that we didn t need a new computer for the office …   Idioms and examples

  • right off the bat —  From the beginning (baseball) …   American business jargon

  • right off the bat N. Amer. — right off the bat N. Amer. informal at the very beginning. → bat …   English new terms dictionary

  • off the bat — (right) off the bat American & Australian immediately. I could tell right off the bat there was something different about this man …   New idioms dictionary

  • off the bat — adverb : without delay : at once : immediately lock these people up right off the bat without letting them run around Clare Hoffman * * * off the bat chiefly US informal : without any delay : ↑immediately usually used with right …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the bat — adverb From the start; immediately; right away. Right off the bat, I can see that you need to save your work more often …   Wiktionary


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