then and there


Definition of then and there

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

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Indeed, when Perez advanced to second base in the fourth inning after Whitson and Williams had been ousted, Wiggins had an opportunity to take on the pitcher right then and there. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: 35 years since the big baseball brawl," 13 Aug. 2019 Independence, however, did not then and there create the American nation. Thomas Wendel, National Review, "The Beginning of a Nation," 4 July 2019 Related Articles Right then and there, the dollars tourists bring to Cuba go directly into the Castro’s coffers. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: I’m one of those frustrated playground parents," 23 June 2019 Turner looked like such a star that her proud husband, dressed sharply in a plaid grey suit, had to snap a few photos right then and there. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Is a Total Bombshell in Paco Rabanne at the Chasing Happiness Premiere with Joe Jonas," 4 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of then and there

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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