right off the bat


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right off the bat

 and straight off the bat
Fig. immediately; first thing. When he was learning to ride a bicycle, he fell on his head right off the bat. The new manager demanded new office furniture right off the bat.
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right off the bat

Instantly, immediately, as in I can't tell you how many right off the bat, but I can find out. This term alludes to a baseball being hit by a bat. [First half of 1900s]
See also: bat, off, right

right off the bat

Without hesitation; immediately: They responded right off the bat.
See also: bat, off, right
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