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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Our headquarters used to be right on top of Logan Hardware. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 And there's a full garden and Joanna's bakery, Silos Baking Co. right on the edge of the property. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines's Original Magnolia Store Is Coming Back For One Month Only — Here's How It Evolved," 27 July 2018 When opening night arrived, and a talented cast gave their all, there was a lump in my throat, right on cue. Robert Lloyd, latimes.com, "NBC’s ‘Rise’ hits high notes in melodrama, high school musical theater," 12 Mar. 2018 The dispute was eventually resolved in 2013 when Vornado agreed to pay Extell $194 million for development rights on the block. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "The Man Behind Billionaires’ Row Battles to Sell the World’s Tallest Condo," 17 Jan. 2019 Both watches also have payment methods right on the wrist with Apple Pay and Fitbit’s incorporated NFC chip for contactless payment. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Buyer's Guide: How To Decide Between an Apple Watch and a Fitbit," 20 Dec. 2018 After two years, right on schedule, Verizon added $30 to my monthly bill, making it a little over $175. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Negotiating with ISPs: Don’t accept broadband price hikes without a fight," 9 Nov. 2018 Just tap the icon on the top right of every article to browse quickly right on the homepage. Bob Sims, AL.com, "AL.com launching new homepage design," 2 Apr. 2018 Blake Shelton has definitely earned his bragging rights on The Voice. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Caught Blake Shelton Admitting a Major Blunder to Kelly Clarkson on Air," 9 Mar. 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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