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]
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right off the bat

Without hesitation; immediately: They responded right off the bat.
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LET'S get the bad news out of the way straight off the bat.
So many buyers miss the improvements Audi made throughout this vehicle's lifetime, simply judging it as a gluttonous leviathan and disregarding it straight off the bat.
Why we can't be told the truth straight off the bat is beyond me.
Straight off the bat, we understand that this woman doesn't have much luck in the romantic department.
There is nothing I can say to someone of noncolour that can hurt them as much straight off the bat.
There is nothing I can say to someone of non-colour that can hurt them as much straight off the bat.
Well, I can surely be forgiven for not coming to that conclusion straight off the bat.
It is not the easiest job to walk straight into and he has some tough decisions to make and things to sort out straight off the bat which is never easy.
There's ten straight off the bat and, yes, racing is a minority sport just like taekwondo, gymnastics and bobsleigh, so you will look for those and similar names in vain when the end-of-year uneasy banter and false bonhomie of that tinpot tin cup invades the nation's airwaves later this month.
Mancini speaking out about Tevez straight off the bat has prompted a PR nightmare, as did Steve Bruce's Gyan-inspired rant that the player wasn't welcome back.
Stephenie Meyer doesn't reveal everything about Edward straight off the bat.
Each chaotic, blood-spattered round is packed with action and while most will instinctively go for the warrior class straight off the bat, it pays to experiment with job classes to see what suits you best.
There's always that chance, because he has been playing well he might have been given an opportunity - either by being picked straight off the bat or maybe being called up as other people drop out with injuries.
A cynic wouldn't enter such a guiz because a cynic will KNOW, straight off the bat, that it is not worth their while.
He added: "Same bikes and same team gives you something of an advantage to start with, but there is the disadvantage of all these new bikes that will be pretty good straight off the bat.