then and there


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then and there

At that exact place and moment in time. Mark made a derogatory comment toward one of our coworkers, and the boss fired him right then and there. I'm not going to wait for them to get back to me in a month or however long they decide to take—I'm going to their office so I can settle this then and there.
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then and there

Cliché right at that time and place. I asked him right then and there exactly what he meant. I decided to settle the matter then and there and not wait until Monday.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

then and there

Also, there and then. At that precise time and place; on the spot. For example, When the board questioned his judgment again, he resigned then and there. The first term was first recorded in 1442, the variant in 1496.
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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.

then and there

mod. right then. Right then and there, he pulled up his shirt and showed everyone the jagged scar.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

then and there

At that particular time and place, on the spot. This fifteenth-century phrase has probably survived owing to its pleasing alliteration. It is often used as a synonym for “immediately,” as in “The doctor stitched her up then and there.” For a time it also was put as there and then, but this usage is far less common and consequently does not qualify as a cliché.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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