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straight (or right) away

Definition of straight or right away in English:

Immediately: the clerk recognized her straight away
More example sentences
  • If you don't tell us straight away about any changes, you may not be getting all the money you are entitled to, or you could be building up an overpayment which you may have to pay back.
  • Are graves filled in straight away after the burial?
Synonyms
at once, right away, now, right now, this/that (very) minute, this/that instant, immediately, instantly, in/like a flash, directly, on the spot, forthwith, without further/more ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, then and there, there and then, here and now, a.s.a.p., as soon as possible, as quickly as possible, with all speed;
North American in short order;
informal straight off, toot sweet, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, from the word go
North American informal lickety-split
Indian informal ekdam
archaic straight, straightway, instanter, forthright
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