right on


Definition of right on

1 : exactly correct often used interjectionally to express agreement
2 usually right-on \ ˈrīt-​ˈȯn How to pronounce right-on (audio) , -​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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Linebacker Michael McNamara dove from Hamm's right side, and the line caved in at him right on the line. Matt Goul, cleveland.com, "No. 4 St. Ignatius stuns No. 1 Hoban, 42-41, with massive comeback and two-point stop," 13 Sep. 2019 Hilton, of course, took it a majority of those 18 yards with his fabulous play after the catch, but Brissett put his pass right on Hilton, giving him the opportunity to make something special happen. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Missed tackles, missed kicks cost Colts in 30-24 loss to Chargers," 8 Sep. 2019 Arriving right on schedule in a snowstorm...the love our lives is finally here. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "When Is Dylan Dreyer's Due Date? Here's When Her Baby Boy Will Likely Be Born," 18 July 2019 When Price got married, Anton insisted that Price bring in the veil to make sure the hair style would look just right on the big day. oregonlive.com, "From her spot behind the chair, Portland hair stylist bears witness to a changing world for women," 23 June 2019 Update, July 30th: Chrome 76 is now out of beta, right on schedule. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "Google Chrome 76 arrives, makes it harder to use Flash and easier to dodge paywalls," 13 June 2019 Jones crossed into the end zone and kept right on going, disappearing down the tunnel. oregonlive, "Atlanta Falcons outlast the Philadelphia Eagles: Recap, score, stats and more," 15 Sep. 2019 While some of the additional patents represent true incremental innovation, many are deployed strategically to preserve a company's monopoly rights on the original discovery. CNN, "Big Pharma is abusing patents, and it's hurting Americans," 12 Sep. 2019 Turn right on 74 and go 5 miles to the dirt road on your right. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Sit-and-see adventure at Santa Rosa Mountains," 7 Sep. 2019

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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
informal + somewhat old-fashioned used to say that you agree completely with what someone has said
chiefly British, informal + sometimes disapproving : having or supporting liberal or left-wing beliefs and opinions about how people should be treated

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