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right on

adjective

Simple Definition of right on

  • : exactly correct

  • —used to say that you agree completely with what someone has said

  • : having or supporting liberal or left-wing beliefs and opinions about how people should be treated

Full Definition of right on

  1. 1 :  exactly correct —often used interjectionally to express agreement

  2. 2 usually right–on :  attuned to the spirit of the times

Examples of right on

  1. Her assessment of the situation was right on.

  2. one of the right-on people



1925

First Known Use of right on

1925


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