right on


Definition of right on

1 : exactly correct often used interjectionally to express agreement
2 usually right-on \ ˈrīt-​ˈȯn , -​ˈän \ : attuned to the spirit of the times

Examples of right on in a Sentence

Her assessment of the situation was right on. one of the right-on people

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Really determined to be right on the point of all the calls and execution of the plays on the field today. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "New Seahawks QB Brett Hundley calls is a ‘blessing’ to be able to ‘start again’ in Seattle," 3 Sep. 2018 Dead Cells Let’s close out this week with some games that are arriving right on time. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: More Witcher games, new Commandos, and Darksiders III gets a release date," 13 July 2018 So Gallup is ahead of schedule and right on time, considering he is signed before the start of organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Cowboys sign rookie WR Michael Gallup, putting draft class in the fold before OTAs | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 May 2018 The car exited at Pearl Road, weaved to the right on the ramp and across the white solid lane line. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To Cleveland.com., cleveland.com, "Motorist celebrates Cinco de Mayo a bit too much: Middleburg Heights police blotter," 11 May 2018 But the most obvious thing about the pic has to be the Polaroid sitting right on top of her head. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Posts A Super Mysterious Photo for Justin Bieber's Birthday," 1 Mar. 2018 An Idlib offensive holds multiple threats for Turkey right on its border — a humanitarian crisis, a security nightmare with thousands of gunmen loose and a defeat to its plans for the safe zone. Fox News, "Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle," 16 Sep. 2018 Hwange is in the far west of Zimbabwe, right on the Botswana border. National Geographic, "Meet the Man Who Knew Cecil the Lion Best," 28 Apr. 2018 The small town of only 2,300 residents right on the border with Poland is bracing itself for the arrival of about 1,000 right-wing and neo-Nazi sympathizers from all over Europe this weekend. Elizabeth Schumacher, USA TODAY, "Neo-Nazi 'SS Festival' on Hitler's birthday countered by peace rally," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of right on

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners 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

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