right off


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he had just gotten married when he was shipped right off to war

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Then, press the cutting wheel down hard against the glass and in one, uninterrupted motion, pull the cutter along the straightedge and right off the edge of the glass. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Cut Glass," 11 Feb. 2019 Now Dickson and the Seahawks go from 5,280 feet to 595, with Solider Field sitting right off of Lake Michigan. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks Over/Unders: How many receptions will Tyler Lockett have? What will Michael Dickson’s punting average be? And more!," 17 Sep. 2018 New Mediterranean restaurant Calissa opened earlier this Summer in Water Mill, right off of Montauk Highway, and is heavily inspired by the design and cuisine of Mykonos. Natasha Huang Smith, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your 2017 Hamptons Summer Guide," 14 July 2017 Northeast winds come right off the ocean and are loaded with low-level moisture. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Scattered showers early, with more widespread rain overnight. Wet start to Monday; some clearing late.," 10 June 2018 The grime will come right off of your hardworking pans with minimal scrubbing, if any. Sasha Henriques, Woman's Day, "NEVER Scrub a Pot or Pan Again with This Simple Trick," 18 Aug. 2015 Whether that means going through oils that are leaking in the kitchen, toys that are broken in the playroom, puzzles with missing pieces, etc., these are the items that are easy to get rid of right off the bat. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Home Edit Founders Share Their Top Organizing Tips for 2019," 29 Jan. 2019 Some of the names the judges threw around right off the bat included Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Fan Theory of Who Is the Bee on 'The Masked Singer' Is Definitely Right," 10 Jan. 2019 Guests are handed aprons and a glass of champagne, then given free rein to squeeze through the aisles to taste each master chef's unique creation, literally right off the stove. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of right off

1771, in the meaning defined above

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