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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

right away

/off
Immediately; at once; without delay.
See also: away, right
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

right away

Immediately, at once. This cliché, which dates from the early nineteenth century, uses right as an intensifier, a usage dating from about 1200, and away in the sense of “at once,” a usage dating from the early 1600s. The term is an Americanism, the British equivalent being straightaway. William Safire points out that Dickens noticed it while visiting America in 1842, saying “I saw now that ‘Right away’ and ‘Directly’ were one and the same thing” (American Notes, Chapter II).
See also: away, right
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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