straight off

adverb
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
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he answered immediately

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found an answer straightaway

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an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith

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Come here now!

Syn:
Derived from adjective: ↑immediate (for: ↑immediately)

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adverb
Etymology: straight (I) + off
: immediately and without hesitation : at once

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straight off (informal)
Straight away, without hesitation
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Main Entry:straight

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immediately

He told us right off that he wasn’t happy about the decision.

Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym
Main entry: off

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straight off
US informal : without delay or hesitation :immediately

I told him straight off that I wouldn't help him.

I knew straight off [=right away] that she was lying.

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Main Entry:straight

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ˌstraight ˈoff/ˈout idiom
(informal) without hesitating

She asked him straight off what he thought about it all.

Main entry:straightidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • straight off — ► straight off (or out) informal without hesitation or deliberatio n. Main Entry: ↑straight …   English terms dictionary

  • straight off — {adv. phr.} At once; immediately. * /After school is over, you come home straight off, and don t waste time./ * /He asked his father for the car, but his father said straight off that he couldn t have it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight off — {adv. phr.} At once; immediately. * /After school is over, you come home straight off, and don t waste time./ * /He asked his father for the car, but his father said straight off that he couldn t have it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight\ off — adv. phr. At once; immediately. After school is over, you come home straight off, and don t waste time. He asked his father for the car, but his father said straight off that he couldn t have it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • straight off — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without delay: directly, forthwith, immediately, instant, instantly, now, right away, right off, straightaway. Idioms: at once, first off. See TIME …   English dictionary for students

  • straight off — adverb Date: circa 1841 at once ; immediately …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • straight off — right away, directly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • straight off (or out) — informal without hesitation or deliberation. → straight …   English new terms dictionary

  • straight — [strāt] adj. [ME streght, pp. of strecchen, to STRETCH] 1. having the same direction throughout its length; having no curvature or angularity [a straight line] 2. not crooked, bent, bowed, wavy, curly, etc. [straight hair] 3. upright; erect… …   English World dictionary

  • straight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extending uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend. 2) properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical. 3) in proper order or condition. 4) honest and direct. 5) (of thinking) clear and logical. 6) in …   English terms dictionary


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