then and there


Definition of then and there

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

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Right then and there, Howie declared to the world that Courtney was the one to beat. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Star Courtney Hadwin's Time on the Show Was More Controversial Than People Realize," 14 Jan. 2019 Openly and frankly discuss all of your issues, and make a plan right then and there to resolve them. Vogue, "The Smartest Money Resolutions You Can Make For 2019," 14 Dec. 2018 The stick can be glided on over or under makeup and literally absorbs excess oil right then and there. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Clear & Clear Quietly Launches C&C, Its New Millennial-Targeted Skin-Care Line," 21 July 2018 After waking up one morning during their tumultuous relationship, Cardi says the couple looked at one another and decided to get married right then and there, with only Cardi’s cousin as a witness. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "A Detailed History of Cardi B and Offset’s Tumultuous Relationship," 27 June 2018 The apartment manager arrived, and Holland assumed the conversation would end then and there. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "A video showing alleged racial profiling in Indianapolis went viral. This is the fallout.," 11 July 2018 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,, "'Desperation' on The Bachelor: Women Race to Kiss Arie Luyendyk Jr. After Surprise Eliminations," 15 Jan. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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