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right away

Immediately; at once; without delay. Right away, I could tell that the plan had no chance of success. Sarah's parents took to her new girlfriend right away.
See also: away, right

right away

 and right now
immediately. John: Take this over to Sue. Bill: Right away. John: How soon can you do this? Sue: Right away.
See also: away, right

right away

Also, right off. Without delay, immediately, as in Can you bring our dinners right away? We're in a hurry, or We liked her right off. This idiom uses right as an intensifier and away in the sense of "at once," the latter usage dating from the 1500s and surviving only in such phrases as this one and fire away. It was first recorded in 1818. Also see right off the bat.
See also: away, right

right aˈway/ˈoff

immediately; without any delay: They asked him to start right away.I told him right off what I thought of him.
See also: away, off, right

right away

/off
Immediately; at once; without delay.
See also: away, right
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