right away

right away 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).
Contrast: AFTER A WHILE.
Categories: disaster {adv. phr.} {informal}