there and then

idiom

chiefly British
: immediately at that place
I decided (right) there and then that I would accept the offer.

Examples of there and then in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This group and other grassroots efforts offer free surveys of your property to help identify what's there and then can develop a plan to help land owners prioritize what needs to be done first based on their resources, and how to do it. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Feb. 2024 But anyone watching the film can see that there are signs that were there and then progressed rapidly. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2024 So all that stuff has to be brought all the way over there and then brought all the way back just so idiots like me aren't popping off at their TV screen about a tribe-swap being too obvious. EW.com, 18 Oct. 2023 Keep an eye out for patches of ground that look starkly flat and unusually barren of flora — almost like multiple people have pitched tents there and then laid down all night. Diana Helmuth, Outdoor Life, 29 Nov. 2023 There's a ton of business books out there and then there's a ton of, for lack of a better word, self-help books. Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 There’s a lot of ways to make a simple error and make things appear in a store inventory that aren’t necessarily there and then make things disappear that should be there. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 25 Oct. 2023 During his visit Sunak will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu there and then travel to a number of other regional capitals to help diffuse tensions in the region. WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 That kind of energy wasn’t there and then this guy came along. Marta Balaga, Variety, 7 Oct. 2023

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“There and then.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/there%20and%20then. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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