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then and there

At that exact place and moment in time. Mark made a derogatory comment towards one of our coworkers, and the boss fired him then and there. I'm not going to wait for them to mail me back 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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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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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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