quite right


chiefly British
used to say that one thinks someone did the right thing
"After I was treated so rudely, I complained to the management." "And quite right, too!"

Examples of quite right in a Sentence

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“Quite right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quite%20right. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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