Posted by ESC on October 15, 2005
In Reply to: Right off the bat posted by Iniez on October 15, 2005
: What is the origin & meaning of the phrase "right off the bat"?
We have discussed similar phrase before. But I don't know if we nailed it. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/33/messages/721.html
The meaning is "immediately" or right away. First thing. "He entered the contest for the first time and won a prize right off the bat."