1. sth that happens immediately, without delay, first
right/just off the bat
To do something right off the bat means to do it immediately or straight away from the beginning. Similar in meaning to 'right from the start'. This expression is usually used as a way of flagging something important at the beginning of a negotiation discussion or relationship."Right off the bat, I need you to know that I cannot work on weekends." "We had a great relationship right off the bat since we met each other in high-school and we've been friends ever since."