right off


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

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To accomplish this brand-new aesthetic, Serrano didn't top Kris's head with a wig right off the rack. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Kris Jenner's Hairstylist Reveals Why She Decided to Wear a Blonde Bob Two Hours Before the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling star in the film, which feels like an angry, exhilarating, mad dash right off the edge of a cliff and into an abyss. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 movies that explain what caused the financial crisis, and what happened after," 14 Sep. 2018 From Burgin, where lanes of traffic in each direction are separated by a median, motorists will be able to make a right turn onto the bridge, and a right off the bridge. Jill Terreri Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "New bridge to link busy areas in Quincy Center," 9 Mar. 2018 To a Muggle, there's nothing better than the smell of a fresh Harry Potter book right off the shelf. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Muggles, You Need These Harry Potter Scented Candles in Your Life," 19 Mar. 2019 The first Camaro went on sale in September 1966 and nearly right off the bat the 1967 model became a hit with drivers. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Chevrolet's 2019 Camaro includes all-new bells and whistles," 9 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of right off

1771, in the meaning defined above

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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