then and there

adverb

Definition of then and there 

: on the spot : immediately wanted the money right then and there

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Consider kindly asking your doc to take a beat and then call your insurance right then and there. Lauren Brown West-rosenthal, Glamour, "How to Not Go Broke at the Doctor's Office," 1 May 2018 The search parties might have lynched Higginbotham right then and there, but the Pontotoc County sheriff sent him to Jackson, Miss., 150 miles away, for safekeeping. Vanessa Gregory, New York Times, "A Lynching’s Long Shadow," 25 Apr. 2018 Put on the spot, Arie sends her home right then and there, sparking utter panic amongst the remaining women in the house. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "'Desperation' on The Bachelor: Women Race to Kiss Arie Luyendyk Jr. After Surprise Eliminations," 15 Jan. 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Little did the Marlins know that the turning point would start right then and there. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Marlins want to 'keep shocking the world.' Can they continue to do it? | Miami Herald," 7 May 2018 The software then allows providers to do a digital referral then and there. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana 1st in country to use software to connect those with addiction to drug treatment," 16 Mar. 2018 Wouldn’t a savvy leader like Negan just end a traitor then and there? Nick Statt, The Verge, "The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 15: Worth," 9 Apr. 2018 DeGeneres, being a thoughtful, supportive friend, decided that Janney should get a little celebration right then and there, and immediately summoned three shirtless hunks to dance and help Janney properly celebrate her Academy Award. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Allison Janney’s Oscar Victory Tour Now Includes Shirtless Hunks," 19 Mar. 2018 Robison said in court Tuesday that Carter’s trial would have been held right then and there if a settlement had been reached in the only case ahead of him on the court’s docket — for which a large jury pool was assembled in the courtroom. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Trial set in New Braunfels for defendant in Facebook threat," 20 Feb. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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