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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This retro-futuristic robot that looks straight off the set of The Twilight Zone. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Halloween Costumes From the PM Archives," 11 Oct. 2018 For the Diamond Ball, that meant the full glam squad of stylist Jahleel Weaver, makeup artist Priscilla Ono, and hair wunderkind Yusef, plus a work of art straight off the couture runways. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Shuts Down the Diamond Ball Red Carpet in Jaw-Dropping Couture," 14 Sep. 2018 But last night, Gigi Hadid one-upped them all with a real LEWK worn straight off the Brandon Maxwell runway. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Carrying Nothing But a Bottle of Rosé in Her Bag Is a Real Mood," 10 Sep. 2018 Kendall Jenner, owner of a pair of controversial $800 jeans, stepped out this week in a full denim look that was surprisingly more affordable than her usual sartorial selections from straight off the runway. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Played Basketball in a $200 American Eagle Outfit," 22 Aug. 2018 After a physical skirmish ensued, TMZ continues to claim that YG picked up the necklace medallion straight off the floor before fleeing the scene, according to surveillance footage. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "YG Arrested in Las Vegas For Felony Robbery Charges: Report," 13 July 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, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Growing Crisp Cucumbers," 12 July 2018 The idea of just a choir starting straight off of that would be ridiculous. Elias Leight, Billboard, "How Meditation Helped Jon Hopkins Make His Riveting 'Singularity' Album," 4 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of straight off

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

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