“Straight away”

Right away; immediately. (Thanks to Laura Zuccardy.) “And as if for extra emphasis, [Monica Seles] broke Huber straight away in the opening game of the second.” (New York Times, August 19, 1995)/”Oh, he apologized/then and brought me straight away/a new machete,/with which I sliced/the brisket….”  (Bob Hicok, “A Night Out,” published in The New Yorker, May 31, 2010). Google Ngram.

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