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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The considerably worldlier Kathryn and Sebastian were dressed in pieces straight off the runways. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cruel Intentions Is Still a Teenage Fashion Dream 20 Years On," 22 Mar. 2019 Portugal’s coastal views will leave you speechless and look like something straight off a postcard. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Black Travel Vibes: Dive Into The Stunning Coastal Views Of Portugal," 17 June 2019 People strolled into traffic, collided with poles and even walked straight off a bridge. Amy Paturel, Discover Magazine, "How Ditching My Smartphone Let Me Recharge and Reconnect," 16 June 2019 Through two rounds, Rose hasn’t been particularly straight off the tee, hitting just 16 of 28 fairways. Brian Costa, WSJ, "What to Watch For at the U.S. Open This Weekend," 15 June 2019 Enjoy discussions with marine biologists, get to know your fellow travelers, and share coconuts straight off the tree. National Geographic, "Belize High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 Whether Jenner’s bomber was a vintage find or bought straight off a current-season rack is still a mystery. Vogue, "Forget Dad Sneakers—Kendall Jenner Is Doing the Dad Jacket," 8 May 2019 In one scene, she's got on this pin-straight Off-White shirt that’s power in the front and a bit of femininity in the back with a waterfall ruffle. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Little’s Costume Designer Danielle Hollowell On Dressing Marsai Martin," 12 Apr. 2019 Olivia Palermo is not one to take a look straight off the runway to the streets. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Two for One," 21 July 2014

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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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