right off


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

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Wealthy districts started out from a heftier funding base right off the bat. John Horgan, The Mercury News, "Horgan: State data show public school funding disparity persists," 4 July 2019 Some are newer to the list and and sold large numbers right off the bat. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, "Fourth of July reading guide: Best-sellers about Hamilton, Jefferson, Washington and more," 30 June 2019 That’s a big scare right off the bat, and could have been a dagger. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "How Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Beat France at the World Cup," 28 June 2019 Cliff and Jackson saw themselves as targets right off the bat and took a gamble in order to have safety for the first week. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Big Brother producer teases brand-new twist for the show," 27 June 2019 There were already some pretty big wins right off the bat. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "We were at the Encore for its first 24 hours. Here are the most interesting things we saw," 24 June 2019 Instead, what happens with amazing frequency is that a lovely young thing walks out of the guest bedroom (right off the living room of Garry’s somewhat-tired-looking living room). Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ opens at Pear Theatre," 12 June 2019 At the preview, water from melting snow beaded right off the fabric. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, "On the Slopes in the North Face Futurelight Shell," 10 June 2019 Crucially, that 460 lb-ft is available at 1500 rpm, the lowest of the bunch, which means the most grunt right off idle. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "How Does the Chevrolet Silverado's New Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine Compare against Ford and Ram?," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of right off

1771, in the meaning defined above

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