right off the bat
[awf-th uh-bawrd, -bohrd, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈbɔrd, -ˈboʊrd, ˈɒf-/ adjective, adverb 1. .
[awf-th uh-boo ks, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈbʊks, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. not recorded in account books or not reported as taxable income.
adjective done by a worker outside of regular hours and for no pay
- Off the cob
adjective phrase Conventional and unexciting; corny: The music was strictly off the cob (1940s+ Teenagers)