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.
Recent Examples on the Web The structure of feathers from the female tanagers was pretty standard fare: cylindrical barbs extending off of the feather’s shaft and smaller filaments extending straight off of the barbs. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "These Male Birds Deploy Deceptive Plumage to Win Mates," 5 May 2021 The high-speed train heist, with one car exploding and another one driving straight off a cliff. Derek Lawrence,, "Ten years later, Fast Five is still the rock of the franchise," 28 Apr. 2021 The images, applied with spray paint, rollers and brushes, ranged from manga characters to skulls to abstracts to graffiti lettering straight off a New York City subway car. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "'Elevated street art' - San Antonio's West Side blossoms with colorful murals," 25 Apr. 2021 While you’ll be tempted to eat them straight off the tray, these tender puffs make for lovely little sandwiches or sliders. Washington Post, "Bake bread this weekend and enjoy sandwiches all week with these 6 recipes," 24 Apr. 2021 Smaller, thinner filaments, known as barbules, branched straight off each of these barbs., "Some male birds fly under false colors to attract mates, study suggests," 21 Apr. 2021 On the right, a little military academy with recruits doing martial-arts drills and a couple of platoons marching straight off the center of the main road. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "How did they create ‘Mulan’s’ massive Imperial City? Think giant digital Lego kit," 14 Apr. 2021 At dusk, locals and guests gather on the deck for cocktails and Penn Cove mussels pulled straight off the hotel dock. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, "It List 2020: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World," 19 Feb. 2020 On the other hand, Kansas should be well-rested coming straight off a bye week of its own. Dallas News, "A way-too-early look at Texas Tech’s 2021 football schedule, including three matchups to keep an eye on," 6 Apr. 2021

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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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9 May 2021

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“Straight off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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