Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

right off the bat

right off the bat
1) sth that happens immediately, without delay, first
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    • right/just off the bat
  • Analysis
     To do something right off the bat means to do it immediately or straight away from the beginning. Similar in meaning to 'right from the start'. This expression is usually used as a way of flagging something important at the beginning of a negotiation discussion or relationship."Right off the bat, I need you to know that I cannot work on weekends." "We had a great relationship right off the bat since we met each other in high-school and we've been friends ever since."
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Right off the bat, let me tell you a few things before you start working here.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I realized the office environment was very unwelcoming right off the bat as soon as I entered.
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