right away

right away
right away & right now
immediately. •

John: Take this over to Sue. Bill: Right away.

John: How soon can you do this? Sue: Right away.

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or {informal}[right off] also {informal}[right off the bat] {adv. phr.} Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. * /Phil's mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend./ * /The Red Cross aids disaster victims right away./ * /Jill knew the answer right off./ * /The teacher said he could not think of the title of the book right off the bat./ Syn.: AT ONCE(2). Compare: HERE AND NOW, ON THE SPOT. Contrast: AFTER A WHILE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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