Americans are crazy about sports. So if you want to talk like an American, learn these sports phrases that have seeped into everyday American speech.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: share.america.gov

Right off the bat

In sports: The high speed at which a ball in baseball comes off the bat. 
In conversation: Immediately, as in, “I turned on my phone, and right off the bat it started ringing.” 

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