right away


Definition of right away 

: without delay or hesitation : immediately

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you need to have this fixed right away

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The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Burrow would have two years of eligibility remaining and could play right away as a graduate transfer. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "LSU has permission to contact Ohio State transfer quarterback Joe Burrow: source," 8 May 2018 Still, soy-producing states like Iowa and Illinois might not feel the tariffs’ impact right away. Raymond Zhong, BostonGlobe.com, "China’s taste for soybeans is a weak spot in trade war with Trump," 9 July 2018 So, teaching myself to do it right away was really helpful! Nina Bahadur, SELF, "How Embracing the 1-Minute Rule Made My Life a Million Times Easier," 30 May 2018 Nicolas Manion raised right away to 1.5 million with pocket Aces. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "An insane three-way all-in hand decided the World Series of Poker Main Event final table," 12 July 2018 Some of the Indian innovations could work in U.S. hospitals right away; others don’t have a prayer. Vijay Govindarajan, STAT, "What India can teach the U.S. about driving down the cost of health care," 10 July 2018 The Rockets then released one of those players, Stacey Augmon, and the Blazers signed him back right away. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "With Hutchison set to end draft drought, BSU Hall of Famer reflects on his 'incredible' night," 20 June 2018 That was somebody that [Vice President of Player Personnel] Chet [Kammerer] went after right away as soon as the draft was over. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Former Michigan star opening eyes on Heat summer league team with 3-point touch, IQ," 4 July 2018 Most observers think not, at least not right away — that the regime will seek to hold on to support from Europe for at least a while. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Continues to Rebrand America As Weird and Flaky," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of right away

1749, in the meaning defined above

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