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right off the bat

right off the bat

Date: Aug 05 2010

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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Right off the bat, Zac and I had a connection. He was so adorable!”

- Actress Vanessa Hugens on meeting her boyfriend, Zac Efron. (Glamour)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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immediately, at once, right away

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Sometimes, you don’t realize you like somebody until you’ve been hanging out with them for a long time. But for some couples, the spark is immediate. It’s possible to feel a connection with someone right off the bat.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron first met at auditions for High School Musical, the movie that made them both famous. Right off the bat, they liked each other and had great chemistry. You might even say it was love at first sight for the young pair.

The expression right off the bat comes from baseball. When a player hits a ball with his bat, it happens very quickly, in an instant. In the same way, when something happens right off the bat, it happens instantaneously, or immediately.

Have you ever felt a connection with somebody right off the bat? What happened? Do you believe in love at first sight?

Examples

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“Kristy and Mark didn’t get along right off the bat, but eventually they became good friends.”

“My mom says she knew right off the bat that I was going to be a singer.”

“Mark bought a used car for $200 and it broke down right off the bat.”

“I wish I had realized right off the bat that Tanya was a gossip. I never would have confided in her.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Mauudi at first, very fast, quickly
by Mauudi
vivipoubel I think is the same of: love to the first view. Two people that dont meet then and they folow in love in fews seconds.
by vivipoubel
chomo immediately
by chomo
-Tiago- "First Thing"
by -Tiago-
immediately, without hesitation
by Miss Talant
Right off the bat means, suddenly immediately
by Miss Fabulous
why not ?! immediately
by why not ?!
Gellerke at the very beginning
by Gellerke
right away, immediately, at once
by Bitten by an Arab bug
primula I guess it means directly without a delay or an obstacle.
by primula
Ahshan right away! at the very moment! at once!
by Ahshan

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rob433

United Kingdom

This is actually the first time I am hearing this. I need to use this with my advisor, Brian.

09:52 PM Sep 04 2016 |

reemy83

reemy83

Saudi Arabia

I agree with the first love.

05:40 PM Jan 06 2011 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I don't agree with the love at first sight either, how could you love someone you just met?! I mean you don't know a thing about him. Maybe you like him, because of his physical appearaces, like looks, the way he dress up or anything that attracks you. But I believe you can sense it, you can feel the connection when you first met the person, something like you can say…. there's a possilibity that I can be with this person.

03:57 PM Aug 16 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Oh yeah,of course! It happened with me and my girlfriend…We met in the gym when she came to work in my work place,so in the course of time we figured out we had namy things in common as well as our professions then was perfect :)

11:54 PM Aug 10 2010 |

ardibehesht

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think such a thing doesn't exist. even does I prefer falling in love after knowing about someone and I finding that after a long time relation.

09:45 AM Aug 08 2010 |

baldy

baldy

Colombia

YOU'VE GOT TO USE YOUR 6 SENSES TO KNOW RIGHT OFF THE BAT THAT SOMETHING ISN'T OK AND COULD BE A LIE OR A TRICK.

 

10:35 PM Aug 07 2010 |

happy 4 ever

Oman

A few months ago, I bought an ipod and it broke down right off the bat. 

10:18 AM Aug 07 2010 |

Mostafa5

Mostafa5

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

immadiately / right of the bat -its very nice-i heard very idioms and thats very usefull for me-i can search for another word pointed together-nice ;)

09:45 PM Aug 05 2010 |

fahadcom

fahadcom

Saudi Arabia

the slang as Arab proverb

it loves of first look.

 

 

05:42 PM Aug 05 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

it's true that when someone crash or meet each other by the first time  , the love can appear at first sight , 10mins later they talk alittle and if they had connection ,there is a possibility that they have  crush right off the bat.

saludos

05:36 PM Aug 05 2010 |

The White Devil

Canada

For Real .. in These Days Love is poisoning Atmospheres !!!

12:24 PM Aug 05 2010 |

laura329

laura329

China

OK。the slang is functional,I learned it.Thx  ebaby.

But I don't believe right off the bat in love at first sight.It never happened to me.I think two people will have a love spark until they get along for some time.

11:39 AM Aug 05 2010 |

lmaher_26

Syrian Arab Republic

it means that something is hapening very quickly in a moment

11:23 AM Aug 05 2010 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

I knew right off the bat that I will love this slangCool

10:37 AM Aug 05 2010 |

branden

branden

South Korea

love at first sight is possible, and there are so many couples that met at first sight still live well.

09:34 AM Aug 05 2010 |

anna_poland

Poland

When I see someone for the first time, it may be only a fleeting infatuation, not real love.

08:02 AM Aug 05 2010 |

jolin52

jolin52

China

I believe that love at the first sight does exist in our real life.

06:49 AM Aug 05 2010 |

andee1

andee1

China

right off the bat means right away at once quickly immediately instantaneously.

05:32 AM Aug 05 2010 |

Nadenka

Nadenka

Ukraine

I think it happens. Everything is possible!Innocent

03:24 AM Aug 05 2010 |

王姗姗

王姗姗

China

at the very beginning

02:16 AM Aug 05 2010 |

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