"right off the pad"

General_Ricardo   Tuesday, June 29, 2004, 19:43 GMT
What's it mean? thnx
Mi5 Mick   Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 05:51 GMT
I've never heard it. It must be "Right off the bat" ~ without beating around the bush ~ saying something directly without being subtle or tactful
General_Ricardo   Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 10:59 GMT
Yeah, I think that's it.
Can you give some expamles on it please?
Mi5 Mick   Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 11:08 GMT
Right off the bat I can't think of any examples, but I'm sure you could Google some. (In this example it means off the top of my head)
Jeff   Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 15:20 GMT
Right off the bat : inmediately, from the beginning,

i told you right off the bat( from the beginning) she was playing with you,

it's obvious right off the bat that they aren't going to get along very well.