straight off the bat

straight off the bat

Immediately from the very beginning. Straight off the bat, I could tell that the plan had no chance of success. Sarah's parents took to her new girlfriend straight off the bat.
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I went into the theatre to do musicals, but you don't get given musicals straight off the bat, you have to do plays with two people in first.
"[T]here's also a way for people to play multiplayer straight off the bat if they want, we'll support both ways," Therian said.
"She told me straight off the bat that he wanted to get married and keep me and be my father, but she was just not able to do that.
When you're 6ft 3in and, whatever he is, 16 and a half stone, you're going to be strong straight off the bat and added to that it's obviously all muscle as well.
He said: "Lady comes in straight off the bat being racist, orders a 9" garlic bread cheese and throws money at the fella in video.
Straight off the bat, if you include loan players, there are four from the starting XI who are not at the club - Karius, Randall, Klavan and Lucas - and a further two who have spent all of this season on loan so far in Woodburn and Ejaria though have since returned.
Straight off the bat, one thing Sala can bring that Cardiff doesn't have is goals.
Connor, formerly of Dumfries but now of Drumoig, Fife, said:"We're chuffed to get a victory straight off the bat here this week.
Having an unhealthy attitude to food doesn't seem like something that could affect your driving ability straight off the bat, yet there are severe cases that cause horrible side effects like being weak and dizzy.
Presumably a digital-first leader is one who intuitively seeks digital solutions straight off the bat for every problem, irrespective of what the problem is.