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right-on

[ rahyt-on, -awn ]
/ ˈraɪtˈɒn, -ˈɔn /
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adjective Slang.
exactly right or to the point.
up-to-date; relevant: a right-on movie that shows conditions as they really are.
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Origin of right-on

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for right-on

right on

interjection
slang, mainly US and Canadian an exclamation of full agreement, concurrence, or compliance with the wishes, words, or actions of another
adjective right-on
informal modern, trendy, and socially aware or relevantright-on green politics
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Other Idioms and Phrases with right-on

right on

An exclamation of enthusiasm or encouragement, as in You've said it really well—right on! This interjection has a disputed origin. Some believe it comes from African-American slang (it was recorded in Odum and Johnson's The Negro and His Songs, 1925); others feel it is a shortening of right on target, used by military airmen, or right on cue, theatrical slang for saying the right lines at the right time. [Slang; first half of 1900s] Also see way to go.

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