off the bat
phrasal without delay ; immediately <
recognized him right off the bat
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • off the bat — adverb : without delay : at once : immediately lock these people up right off the bat without letting them run around Clare Hoffman * * * off the bat chiefly US informal : without any delay : ↑immediately usually used with right …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the bat — (right) off the bat American & Australian immediately. I could tell right off the bat there was something different about this man …   New idioms dictionary

  • off the bat — adverb From the start; immediately; right away. Right off the bat, I can see that you need to save your work more often …   Wiktionary

  • off the bat — See: RIGHT AWAY or RIGHT OFF THE BAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the bat — See: RIGHT AWAY or RIGHT OFF THE BAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ the\ bat — See: right away or right off the bat …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off the bat — See right off the bat …   English idioms

  • right off the bat — (N Am inf) Straight away • • • Main Entry: ↑bat * * * at the very beginning * * * right off the ˈbat idiom (informal, especially NAmE) immediately; without delay …   Useful english dictionary

  • right\ off\ the\ bat — • right away • right off (the bat) informal • straight away adv. phr. Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. Phil s mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend. The Red Cross aids disaster… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • right off the bat — (right) off the bat American & Australian immediately. I could tell right off the bat there was something different about this man …   New idioms dictionary

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