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out of the gate

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out of the gate

adverb phrase

Immediately: The booing began in the first inning, when Cal Eldred spotted the Detroit Tigers three runs right out of the gate

[1990s+; fr the start of a horse race]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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