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straight off

At once; immediately; without delay or hesitation. When I walked in the room, I knew straight off that something bad had happened between my brothers. When we land, we'll be catching the next flight straight off—there is no layover.
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straight off

Also, straight away. Immediately, as in I knew straight off that he was lying, or I'll get to the dishes straight away. The first term dates from the late 1700s, the variant from the mid-1600s.
See also: off, straight

straight off (or out)

without hesitation or deliberation. informal
See also: off, straight

ˌstraight ˈoff/ˈout

(informal) without hesitating: She asked him straight off what he thought about it all.I told her straight out that she was wrong.
See also: off, out, straight
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