off the bat

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • hot off the bat
  • right off the bat


From cricket, baseball, and other sports where a bat is used to strike a ball and the players have to make an immediate decision where to run and what plays to make after a successful strike.


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Prepositional phrase[edit]

off the bat

  1. (US, idiomatic) From the start; immediately; right away.
    Right off the bat, I can see that you need to see a doctor.