straight off

adverb

: at once : immediately

Examples of straight off in a Sentence

I told her straight off that I was not going to do that.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of straight off was circa 1841

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“Straight off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20off. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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