straight off


Definition of straight off

: at once : immediately

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Examples of straight off in a Sentence

I told her straight off that I was not going to do that.
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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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2 Apr 2020

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“Straight off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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