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(right) out of the box

informal

Definition of right out of the box in English:

1Used to refer to the immediate usability or functionality of a newly purchased product, typically an electronic device or a piece of software: most laptops come with wireless capability out of the box console games need to be good to go right out of the box the product is designed as an out-of-the-box portal for the medium to large enterprise
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  • With any newly installed computer data backup system, don't assume everything works correctly right out of the box.
  • That why I think it's very promising that the PS3 has dual display support out of the box.
  • You are getting a "clean integration", no third party ads on your desktop out of the box, nothing extra on your hard drive eating up valuable space.
1.1chiefly US From the very beginning; immediately: his family memoir was a ratings smash right out of the box
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  • We had to work pretty hard to gain some speed back that we had expected to have right out of the box.
  • I think we had some good chemistry, you know, between the two of us right out of the box.
  • To fault Mad About You for not being perfect out of the box (and it's the rare show that is) is unfair.
2Australian /NZ Unusually good: the novel is nothing out of the box
[by association with the phrase look fresh out of a bandbox 'look very smart' (see bandbox)]
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  • But someone who thinks he is out of the box will be constantly scrabbling for support of that belief.
  • The trouble with a result like this morning's, it was so out of the box that it will in fact effect the long term trend.
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