straight off

adverb

Definition of straight off

: at once : immediately

Examples of straight off in a Sentence

I told her straight off that I was not going to do that.
Recent Examples on the Web In the bottom of the third inning on Saturday at PNC Park, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a foul tip went straight off his facemask. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 14 May 2022 Corrin’s dress was, naturally, straight off the runway. Vogue, 10 Apr. 2022 Usually the best part of it is the stuff that comes straight off the top of your head. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2022 Liz and David Nicolai, a librarian and a mechanical engineer, brought her nacho fixings and queso straight off the stove. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2022 To wit, several of the night's biggest looks were straight off the runway. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Mar. 2022 All of it unfolds in a phantasmagorical reality that could come straight off a 1970s prog-rock album cover. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 CB2, Crate & Barrel, and Floyd are just some of the brands offered on Fernish, a furniture rental start-up whose mid-century-slash-Scandinavian aesthetic seems straight off of Instagram. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2022 Instead of screaming into the lake, the ball took a favorable bounce straight off the crown of the first cut and bounded down the fairway. Steve Dimeglio, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of straight off

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight off was circa 1841

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Straight off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20off. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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