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20 / 02 / 2008

(RIGHT) OFF THE BAT: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: (right) off the bat

Meaning: immediately; without delay.

This expression is informal, and is much more common in US English than in UK English.

Example 1
Let me say, right off the bat, that I don't blame you for everything that has happened. I know you did the best that you could.

Example 2:
I know who you're talking about, but I can't think of her name right off the bat.

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