right on

adjective
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of right on

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

Examples of right on in a Sentence

  1. Her assessment of the situation was right on.

  2. one of the right-on people

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First Known Use of right on

1925


RIGHT ON Defined for English Language Learners

right on

adjective

Definition of right on for English Language Learners

  • : 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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