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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In honor of Equal Pay Day last year, Vogue produced a list of red ensembles — all of which were straight off the runway, but, nonetheless, still in the spirit of the movement. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "People Are Wearing Red for Equal Pay Day. Here's Why," 10 Apr. 2018 Children straight off Gap runways devoured frozen yogurt and painted patios in chalk while fluffy dogs sniffed out pigeons. Griffin Jackson,, "Have global tastes but want a hometown feel? Consider Lincoln Square living," 24 Aug. 2017 The drapey teal top and drawstring trousers straddle the line between luxurious and comfortable — a rare quality in a look that’s straight off the runway. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "A Cute Date-Night Outfit That’s Actually Comfortable," 6 July 2018 The club invested up to £75m just last summer and got 27 goals straight off the bat from the Belgian in his first season., "Real Madrid Linked With Complicated Part-Exchange Summer Swoop for Man Utd Star," 22 June 2018 One of the joys of the summer garden is slicing up a cucumber straight off the vine and savoring that first crisp, cool bite. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Growing Crisp Cucumbers," 19 May 2017 Local favorites like Dark Matter, Metropolis, Colectivo and more all come either via made-to-order pour over or cold brew straight off the tap. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "29 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character," 20 Oct. 2017 Herpak's '67 has the original 400 cubic-inch motor, and the interior, from black vinyl seats to ball shifter, is straight off the Michigan assembly line. Jesse Leavenworth,, "1967 Oldsmobile 442 Back With Original Owner In Bristol," 8 June 2017 Throughout her pregnancy, Kerr's shown off some serious sartorial prowess—including rocking looks straight off the runway. Vogue, "Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel Welcome Their First Child Together," 10 May 2018

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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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