Meaning of RIGHT in English

RIGHT

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a civil rights lawyer

He has worked as a civil rights lawyer for over twenty years.

a God-given right (= the right to do something without asking anyone else’s opinion )

The protesters have no God-given right to disrupt the life of the city.

a move in the right direction

The decision seemed to be a move in the right direction.

a right of appeal

The taxpayer has no statutory right of appeal against the demand.

a step in the right direction (= an action that helps to improve things )

Environmentalists said the law was a step in the right direction.

all right

‘What’s the food like?’ ‘It’s all right, but the place on campus is better.’

animal rights activists/campaigners/groups etc

Bill has been involved in the animal rights movement for years.

animal rights

Bill has been involved in the animal rights movement for years.

bill of rights

civil rights demonstration/movement etc

a civil rights leader

civil rights (= the right to vote, be treated fairly etc that everyone should have )

Black people marched in defence of their civil rights.

civil rights

a civil rights leader

common-law rules/courts/rights etc

constitutional right

a constitutional right to privacy

Damn right

‘It isn’t easy.’ ‘ Damn right , it’s not.’

dead right/wrong

You’re dead wrong, so let me handle this.

defending...right

We are defending the right to demonstrate.

divine right

Being my wife doesn’t give you the divine right to read my mail.

employment rights (= the rights that someone has in their job )

Part-time workers don’t have the same employment rights as full-time staff.

equal rights

In many countries, women do not have equal rights with men.

Equality And Human Rights Commission, the

feel a right/proper charlie (= feel very stupid )

feeling all right

Are you feeling all right ?

forfeited...right

By being absent from the trial, he forfeited the right to appeal.

gay rights (= equal treatment for gay people )

a campaigner for gay rights

get your facts right/straight (= make sure that what you say or believe is correct )

You should get your facts straight before making accusations.

getting on all right

The kids seem to be getting on all right at school.

give...the divine right to

Being my wife doesn’t give you the divine right to read my mail.

go right ahead

If you want to leave, go right ahead .

guess right/correctly/wrong

If you guess correctly, you have another turn.

has right of way

I never know who has right of way at this junction.

have a vested right to

Shareholders have a vested right to 10% per annum.

have the right of way

The law here says that pedestrians always have the right of way .

have the right to complain

You have the right to complain if you’re not satisfied with the service you’re getting.

human right

human rights violations

human rights abuses

An independent committee will look into alleged human rights abuses.

human rights violations (= violations of every person's right to be treated fairly and without cruelty )

There have been protests about human rights violations at the prison.

if my memory serves (me correctly/right) (= used to say that you are almost certain you have remembered something correctly )

If my memory serves me correctly, Johnson was also there.

If you play your cards right

Who knows? If you play your cards right , maybe he’ll marry you.

in the right/wrong frame of mind

You have to be in the right frame of mind to play well.

It is only right and proper

It is only right and proper that an independent inquiry should take place.

it’s all right for some

‘I get eight weeks’ holiday a year.‘ ’Well, it’s all right for some .'

keep left/right (= stay to the left or right of a path or road as you move )

look straight/right through sb

I saw Fiona in the street yesterday and she looked straight through me.

make a left/right turn

Make a left turn at the station.

of high/the right etc calibre

The paintings were of the highest caliber.

oh, okay/all right

‘Can you lend me ten pounds?’ ‘Oh, all right, but only until tomorrow.’

on the right lines (= doing something the right way )

The company’s rapid success means it’s definitely on the right lines .

peace/human rights etc monitors

The UN is sending peace monitors to the area.

pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc

The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.

point...in the right direction

A financial adviser should be able to point you in the right direction .

political rights

Every individual should have equal political rights.

political/gay/animal rights etc activist

proprietary rights

They have proprietary rights to the data.

protest/civil rights/peace etc march

I went on a lot of peace marches when I was a student.

prove sb wrong/right

See if you can prove me wrong.

public right of way

The path is not a public right of way .

quite all right

‘Thanks for all your help!’ ‘That’s quite all right .’

religious right

right a wrong (= bring justice to an unfair situation )

right across

Teachers are expected to teach a range of subjects right across the curriculum.

right across

Someone’s parked right across the entrance to the driveway.

right angle

Hold the brush at right angles to the surface.

right at/from the beginning (= used for emphasis )

That’s what I suggested right at the beginning.

right beside

I was standing right beside her at the time.

right cross

He caught his opponent with a right cross to the chin.

right foot

He has broken a bone in his right foot.

right from wrong

He’s too young to know right from wrong .

Right Honourable

the Right Honourable Giles Williams MP

right in the middle

a huge hole right in the middle of the lawn

right now (= exactly now )

There’s nothing I can do about this right now .

right of appeal

right of veto

The head teacher has the right of veto over management-board decisions.

right of way

I never know who has right of way at this junction.

right on

It’s one of those annoyingly right-on magazines about the environment.

right on...doorstep

Wow! You’ve got the beach right on your doorstep !

right out

They’ve rented a farmhouse right out in the country.

right this minute

You don’t have to tell me right this minute .

right through the middle

The new road will go right through the middle of the wood.

right through

We drove right through the town centre.

right through

He slept right through the day.

right to life

Every unborn child has a right to life.

right to the top

I filled the glass right to the top .

right triangle

right/perfect

I’m just waiting for the right moment to tell her.

The moment is not quite right just yet.

rights issue

safeguard sb’s interests/rights/welfare etc

The industry has a duty to safeguard consumers.

sb's calculations are right/correct/accurate

Fortunately his calculations were accurate.

sb's left/right ear

She is deaf in her right ear.

sb's right to privacy

Children feel more comfortable when parents respect their right to privacy.

sb’s left/right arm

She broke her left arm in a riding accident.

sb’s right/left hand

She held the book in her right hand.

see right through me

I can’t bluff – she’d see right through me .

see right through

I could see right through the thin curtains.

seem important/right/strange etc to sb

Doesn’t that seem weird to you?

sharp left/right

Take a sharp left after the church.

sole rights

The company now has the sole rights to the process.

sound all right

We’ll eat at eight. Does that sound all right to you?

stage right

She had to exit stage right.

straight/right past (= used to emphasize that someone passes close to you and does not stop )

Monica hurried straight past me and down the steps.

straight/right/clean through

The bullet passed straight through his skull.

strike the right balance

It isn’t always easy to strike the right balance .

strike...the right note (= be what the people wanted )

Moderate Republicanism appeared to strike exactly the right note with the voters .

swing to the Right/Left (= in politics )

the exclusive rights to sth

BSkyB had exclusive rights to all the live matches.

the left/right side

He received a deep cut on the right side of his face.

the right decision

She chose to study Engineering and it was definitely the right decision.

the right move

He hoped he had made the right move in telling his father.

the right sort

Wearing the right sort of clothing could save your life.

the right stuff (= qualities that make you able to deal with difficulties )

Does he have the right stuff ?

the right to exist

The president issued a statement recognizing Kosovo's right to exist.

the right way

That’s not the right way to deal with the problem.

the right way

Are you sure this is the right way?

the right/correct conclusion

I am sure that you came to the right conclusion.

the right/correct order

Of course, the notes must be played in the right order.

the right/exact word (= the word that has the meaning you want )

He struggled to find the right word.

the right/proper/correct balance

With sport, you have to find the right balance between competition and fun.

the right/right-hand corner

Put your address in the top right-hand corner of the page.

the rights of the individual

The rights of the individual must be protected.

the right/wrong answer

Do you know the right answer to this question?

the right/wrong choice

I think you’ve made the right choice.

the right/wrong direction

Are you sure this is the right direction for Shipton?

the right/wrong kind

It wasn’t the right kind of holiday for me.

to the left/right of sth

To the left of the sofa is a table.

turn out all right

Don’t worry, it’ll turn out all right .

walk straight/right into sth

I walked right into a mob of maybe 50 young white guys.

walk straight/right into sth

You walked right into that one!

walk straight/right/bang etc into sth

Zeke wasn’t looking and walked straight into a tree.

went all right (= happened with no problems )

Tony was worried about the meeting but it went all right .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

all

She knows what she's doing all right .

Her doctor whistled, and assured her she was all right ,, and carried the procedure through to the horrific end.

I will do the opposite, if it's all right by you-and always be glad you came.

The Anacreonians were landing their first space-ships tomorrow, but that was all right , too.

The crew, wrapped cocoon-like in their blankets, were doing all right though.

He was there, all right .

During these brief moments I felt immeasurably better; maybe everything would be all right after all.

We were hated, all right .

far

The caption alongside notes that George Davies, aged 19, is in the front row on the far right .

Jesse Helms, stalwart of the Republican far right .

There are several options for securing tickets: you can complete the coupon on the far right .

That Begin had come from the far right , but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.

The far right objects that the tests encourage children to criticise traditional values.

For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right .

just

It's just right for us, of course.

I had a little sharpener to keep the points just right .

Everyone played it just right for Alice.

All are worthwhile, judiciously seasoned with salt and fresh pepper, served a la carte, and cooked just right .

Once again, it seemed that his sense of timing and understanding of politicians had been just right .

This is just right for the Ledger something to finally get this city to take you seriously over there.

With him the mix is just right .

People have trouble positioning the paper and adjusting the software so the printout appears just right .

quite

A greater problem arises at the stage where you have made the article to order and it's not quite right .

The soil is not quite right for the replacement trees.

Then she saw that that was not quite right , because their features were very different.

Marshall McLuhan was not quite right .

I do understand your concern for your sister, but I think that her doctor is quite right in what he says.

But each of us knows that he is not quite right .

Glyn had been quite right after all.

Something was not quite right , so without hesitation he dropped down on to the deck.

■ NOUN

angle

This is the so-called imaginary direction of time, at right angles to real time.

For rails that meet at right angles , the cut should be 45 degrees.

Hold the bag at right angles to the surface to be iced, with the nozzle a fraction away.

The cleavage planes are at right angles to one another.

In a sense it can be thought of as a direction of time that is at right angles to real time.

But the imaginary time direction is at right angles to real time.

The other main rift type is to be found orientated approximately at right angles to the strike of intercontinental collision orogens.

Two point perspective Two point perspective is based on our ready response to the right angle .

answer

The child will work it out on his fingers and get the right answer .

They had simply assumed that, because I had asked the question, one of those words must be the right answer .

No one has all the right answers but there is now a willingness to share information.

What mattered was that I got the right answer .

He damned them all, saying the right answer was political; full stop.

And when you found the right answer , there was no arguing about it.

Corporate strategists point out that there is no single right answer .

When a clinical situation poses a genuine moral dilemma, by definition no right answer exists.

arm

Reach out and slowly lift the right arm and left leg off the floor, keeping the movement controlled.

His right arm and leg were the most damaged.

Reach over to your left side, curving from your right arm .

Denver stretches out her right arm and takes a step or two.

At fifty-five or sixty degrees he had to brace his right arm against his leg in order to fight the roll.

His upper right arm was bandaged.

The right training, the right arms , everything that's coming to the surface now.

He would have given his right arm and left foot if he wanted them.

balance

Getting the right balance in life is important to Pearce.

The right balance of detail should help the reader quickly grasp the nature of the problem and your approach to it.

Find the right balance between enough exercise and enough rest.

As two opposite kinds of people, when they became partners, their very differences provided the right balance for success.

The problem is to know how to strike the right balance .

You must find the right balance of specificity and practicality between the two extremes.

But he always finds the right balance between darkness and light.

U S West Inc. knows all too well how difficult striking the right balance can be.

decision

It was a fine bright day and he felt sure he had made the right decision .

But in the end, we both made the right decision .

No, not so he had taken the right decision .

I still ask myself whether I made the right decision .

If they think the right decision will not be taken, it is their job to persuade people to vote differently.

Now, in his senior year, Jeff feels staying was definitely the right decision .

Even after counselling, though, what seemed the right decision at the time can be a source of regret later.

It was pretty obvious he made the right decision .

direction

Almost everyone concerned with education is looking for the right direction to go, and there is much talk of leadership.

Although that is a step in the right direction for sellers, prices are still substantially below their peaks.

I can even find potted shrimps when the wind's in the right direction .

Luck would give him a gentle shove in the right direction .

I voted for you in the last election and believed that you would lead this town in the right direction .

Your dealer should be able to point you in the right direction . ... and too hard?

This is a start in the right direction .

eye

And the floaters in my right eye .

Then Jack got up and punched me in the right eye so hard I lost the sight of it.

He got a bruising whack in his right eye - the one he uses to peer through his telescope at the stars.

The two photons are like the left and the right eyes of the cat.

Wu looked at me and gestured to his own right eye and giggled.

He was born with a white layer of skin over his right eye .

It has a fearful chip above the right eye but it can stand a few chips.

To look through the tube, which eye do you prefer, your left eye or your right eye?

foot

People said black dancers don't have the right body, the right feet .

Left tackle Derrick Deese has a sprained right foot and is probable for the game.

And Dalton's emphatic right foot volley after 65 minutes put Argyle firmly in command.

Try to lift or move your right foot . 16.

To ensure good luck, your daughter should leave home by the front door, stepping out with her right foot first.

The baby grasped her right foot in her left hand and in her excitement dropped her bottle.

If you put it on the right feet it's clearly one of the best available.

Valerie had had her right foot fused in Rochester, Minn., before she and Joe married.

hand

Many full-length zip bags are available in left and right hand versions enabling two to be zipped together.

He hit in rhythm, hitting with the right hand , then the left.

She extended the forefingers of her right hand in a V, and jabbed at Rodriguez's faceplate.

Ted signaled with his right hand that he was about to turn on to a street marked Myrtle.

He was squeezing the angle of the arête with his right hand , easing his weight over his right foot.

It was our duty to get this stuff into the right hands .

Sunny Jim is stark naked with a big piece of pizza in his right hand .

Is it because the right hand side is going so badly?

kind

London, at the easiest rates and may be ascertained of the right kinds .

Be it in a mousetrap or an atomic detector, the right kind of trip-lever can always trigger an arbitrarily large effect.

But, initially at least, it seemed to express the right kinds of sentiment.

An inside look at the criminal justice system was the right kind of project, he thought.

Referrals Offering the right kind of help where it is needed requires a comprehensive assessment scheme.

The right kind of exercise can cure back pain, headaches and chest pain.

A husband who tells his wife about his redundancy does not always meet with the right kind of sympathy or support.

Without the right kind of help foreign business can mean major headaches.

leg

Slowly push upwards with your right leg until it is almost straight.

After five repetitions he does the same with the right leg .

When help finally arrived he was released from the big baler his right leg was nearly severed from his body.

When the team is going the other way, he crosses his right leg .

Bend your right leg and raise your right arm.

He circled his right leg and plunged back into the water, soaking his master from head to foot.

Now the right leg is thrust out with the foot travelling in a straight line towards the opponent.

One of the dead had had his right leg blown off with his pants.

mind

What was beyond him to understand was why any man in his right mind would want to buy.

No one in his or her right mind likes the thought of paying more taxes.

After all who in their right mind would reject enthusiastic and cost-free labour?

Who in their right mind would save any money, under these circumstances?

Who in his right mind would come and sit next to me?

What government official in her right mind would wish to foster such distrust of the government she serves?

But she wasn't in her right mind .

He might be more in his right mind than you are.

person

He found just the right person for his newly created slot of research associate.

So, for the right person , corporate finance is both a high-risk and high-reward career option.

Are you the right person for this position?

Send them to the right person at the right address for payment and include the following information: 1.

Your whole business might ride on finding the right person .

With this trick you have to be sure you have chosen the right person and moment!

Either way, the problem is to find the right person to advise you, some one who can be objective.

place

Is it in the right place ?

He was in the right place at the right time and hustling as he usually does.

King's Cross is not the right place for that sort of departure.

It felt like the right place to me.

At last I found the right place on an island off the north coast.

You imagine him tight and lean, without a trace of fat, bulging in all the right places .

What complicated this debate was the question of whether there were enough houses of the right kind in the right places .

More importantly, independents can be the right place for artists who want to keep a degree of creative control.

side

With a small movement, rock to your right side for as many times as is comfortable.

The right side doors and roof were crumpled.

May sleep on right side for preference.

They say it helps keep people on the right side of things.

No stitching is visible from the right side .

She was lying on her right side , her hands crossed in prayer before her.

It would be important to be on the right side of the nuns too.

The Yankees are losing 9-0 in a playoff game when Jair beats out an infield hit to the right side .

thing

One of the sons had done the right thing and had taken the pressure off me for a while.

People are much more likely to do the right thing if they can see some personal advantage to it.

This was apparently not the right thing to say.

At Digital we feel very strongly that people will do the right thing .

Still, fortunately we did the right thing .

I know it was the right thing to do.

Had he done the right thing ?

time

All they need to do is walk down the stairs and it'd be the right time .

And they have, just not at the right time .

If we do not provide sufficient places, the necessary skill will not be in the right place at the right time .

Speaking of time , you have to choose the right time to apply the finishes.

In life, the right man to love hardly ever comes at the right time for loving.

It was only a matter of finding the right time and place.

It was so very much the right place at the right time .

Karl Childers came to Billy Bob Thornton just at the right time .

track

Were we on the right track at all?

But the short-term remedies below may help break the sleep-cycle problem and put you on the right track .

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

We started out on the right track .

A few people, though, were on the right track .

I knew I was on the right track when I felt that thrill of pleasure at placing object, not painting it.

The officers consequently had little idea whether they were on the right track or not.

way

I think anger's a really positive energy if you use it in the right way .

He kept showing me the right way to hold it.

However, if you look at things in the right way it is all quite logical and straight forward.

The right way is refusing to let any school fail a child.

They do not have authority over me because the right way to treat their advice depends on my goals.

Firms must find the right way to deliver their message.

But do read the directions carefully to ensure you're using the correct weedkiller in the right way .

She said that getting drunk was not the right way to celebrate Christmas Eve.

wing

The proposals are seen as a pet project of the right wing of the Conservative Party and Conservative students' groups.

Boston cut the deficit to 3-1 when right wing Sandy Moger scored on the power play for his sixth goal.

A mad scramble followed a Dollar free throw, and Hamilton eventually grabbed the ball on the right wing .

The right wing candidate does not make himself available for interview and could not be contacted over the weekend.

Powell spoke hours after the right wing of the Republican party began to unify behind Dole.

In Sao Paulo, after one term of office, right wing parties regained the government.

Then he preens under his right wing , then on top.

word

I already knew the right word for it when I was 11.

In fact, the morale of the crew was very high, if morale was the right word .

Tristan's arrival had prevented her and she would never have found the right words to accompany the gift in any case.

Well, morality is not the right word , but you know what I mean.

Even though words are my trade, I don't know the right words.

With just the right word , glance or smile, they played the game just like he did.

The right word for it is a phenomenon.

Siad Barre will celebrate - if that is the right word - 20 years in power on 21 October.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(from) left to right

Below, left to right: Davey Philips of Clan Skates.

Number them in sequence 1, 2, 3 etc, left to right on each line.

Other winners are, left to right,.

Run your finger along under the words as you read, so that the child learns that reading goes from left to right.

The basic mechanism is to build an edge from left to right.

The group photograph shows, from left to right:.

Years ago, teams could pick up the free-agent menu and read it left to right.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(right) under sb's nose

Pat's car was stolen, almost from under his nose .

(right) up your street

Mrs Marriot was a woman up our street who used to sell things in her front room.

So, if that sounds up your street , get your Peak Performance subscription in soon!

This sort of thing should be right up your street .

(right/as if) on cue

And, as if on cue , I did.

And, on cue , he heard the sound of hoofbeats ` on the wind.

Dead on cue the runner hurries over to Eli to answer his question.

Right on cue , a butterfly flew up to the plants we were looking at and landed!

She passed a couple of groundskeepers, who turned as if on cue for a second look.

She should have become angry with him for his persistence, on cue , but for some reason she didn't.

The boys slashed, jumped, and shouted with enthusiasm and on cue .

The sky, as if on cue , was overcast.

(straight/right) from the horse's mouth

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

Mr Right

assert your rights/independence/superiority etc

And the revolution in the structure of services and management meant elderly frail people found it increasingly difficult to assert their rights.

Athens asserted her rights over her citizens temporarily exiled, as she did over those at home and liable for service.

But she sought not so much to break a taboo as to assert her independence from the male yoke.

Mrs Armitage's heir is already asserting his rights in the matter but that is not my concern.

Power gives us the ability to control, to choose and to assert our independence.

Stickers are available throughout the county to help squeezed out pedestrians assert their rights.

You need to be selective and judge when it is appropriate to assert your rights.

at right angles (to sth)

The aisles intersect at right angles to form the shape of a cross.

be (right) on the money

Carson was right on the money when he said people are tired of big-shot politicians.

That was a case when Jobs's vision was on the money .

be a bit of all right

be on the right/wrong track

A few people, though, were on the right track .

And other signs helped convince me that I was on the right track .

Dole was on the right track when he talked about tolerance, but he mysteriously dropped it once he got the nomination.

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

I knew I was on the right track when I felt that thrill of pleasure at placing object, not painting it.

The officers consequently had little idea whether they were on the right track or not.

You are on the right track so follow your nose.

bear right/left

Bear left where the road divides.

The road bears to the right.

After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.

From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.

Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.

His eyes bore right through me.

I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.

On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.

Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.

come good/right

In both cases, prices came right back down within three months.

It seemed clear Corbett wanted me to work at Salomon, but he never came right out and proposed.

It will all come right, now that a different period of history has begun.

More generally, the logistical strengths that the Dole campaign had counted on began to come good.

Periodically, these letters come right out of the woodwork.

Since I was the best spinner of my type in the world, eventually it would all come right.

The light comes right through our curtains and makes sleeping difficult.

The wasp took off as if in fright, but she came right back.

come right out with sth/come right out and say sth

coming (right) up!

do sth right off the bat

I asked him to help, and he said yes right off the bat .

At least not right off the bat .

fork (off) left/right

After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.

At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.

Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.

get (right) up sb's nose

Darren comes to stay with Nikki and is quick to get up the nose of everyone he meets.

Even reading your horoscope can get up your nose .

I didn't realise it would get up your nose so quickly and so far.

I took her to my room, so that her feathers wouldn't get up Mum's nose .

It had got up Rufus's nose a bit, though Adam had a perfect right to do this.

get your priorities right

Although you are in a seemingly hopeless situation, keep thinking and get your priorities right.

Before we talk, I suggest we get our priorities right.

Have we got our priorities right?

Some people just can't get their priorities right!

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

hang a right/left

Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.

First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.

I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.

have the right idea

The new superintendent has the right idea about attacking illiteracy, but the wrong method.

Mrs Donaldson, in last month's letters page, certainly seems to have the right idea .

The young lads have the right idea .

have your head screwed on (straight/right)

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

hit/strike the right/wrong note

He reworked everything he wrote until he had hit the right note of Gailic pedantry.

So are buskers in Gloucester striking the right note with their audience?

That would have the merit of simplicity, but would it strike the right note socially?

in the (right) ball park

it serves sb right

keep on the right side of sb

But those wanting to keep on the right side of the law will have to steer clear of the grape.

They were keeping on the right side of the powers that be.

lead sb a merry old dance/a right old dance

left-footed/right-footed

make (all) the right noises (about sth)

might is right

Second, we need some kind of global bodies to prevent a further slide into a politics of might is right.

What the child learns is that might is right.

no one in their right mind ...

on the right/wrong side of 30/40 etc

on the wrong/right side of the law

De Niro plays a lawyer, on the right side of the law.

play your cards right

If you play your cards right, you might get them to reduce the price.

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

play your cards right

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

put sb straight/right

put sth right

Larson has promised to put the city's finances right by the end of the year.

quite right

But this is not quite right.

Distracted vicars want action against the furry little pests, and quite right too.

He was even happy to agree when Louise suggested that the buttons on the jacket were not quite right.

If he thinks something isn't quite right he tells me.

It is quite right that members sensitivities should be aired.

Not quite right, not quite plain enough or narrow enough, but getting there.

Now that is very wrong, and yet, somehow, quite right.

They'd shared a bed in Cumberland and she had comforted Gordon because nothing was quite right.

reserve the right to do sth

The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Gazette reserves the right to publish at our discretion a photograph of the prize winner. 6.

Human beings reserve the right to alter and change views.

The editor reserves the right to select and edit questions.

The Regional Council reserves the right to augment these observations in reply to the grounds of appeal.

These charges and interest rates are variable and the Bank reserves the right to amend them from time to time.

This must be returned within five days, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel the contract.

We reserve the right to edit letters.

right of abode

That is six times the number to be offered the right of abode in the government's package.

The 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act changed this, and only those born in Britain were henceforth automatically given the right of abode .

This would have allowed the right of abode to all citizens in any part of the country.

right up/down sb's alley

The job sounds right up your alley .

She said, I will tell you this Bobby Kennedy is right up my alley .

sb would give their right arm to do sth

These parents would give their right arms to get their kids into a prestigious school.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

see sb right

set sb straight/right

Someone had to set Dave straight on company policies and procedures.

set/put the world to rights

He wanted to put the world to rights.

More recently Lou has cleaned up his act and started setting the world to rights.

That straightness of Time, that confining straightness, was one with the Western picture of setting the world to rights.

sharp left/right

For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.

Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.

She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.

There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.

Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.

Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.

Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.

We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.

start/get off on the wrong/right foot

take the words (right) out of sb's mouth

that's quite all right

the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing

the religious right

tick all the right boxes

two wrongs don't make a right

would give anything/a lot/your right arm etc for sth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Your mother's a teacher, isn't she?" "Yes, that's right ."

A color picture of her takes up the right side of the card.

Ben struggled to find the right words.

Chris tore a ligament in his right elbow.

Do the right thing - turn off the TV and get the kids playing outside.

Excuse me, but the bill isn't right - we didn't have a Caesar salad.

He's the drummer for that band, right ?

I don't know the right word to describe it.

I only want to do the right thing.

I took a pay cut to come here, but I'm sure it was the right thing to do.

I wanted to make sure I was getting involved with the right people.

If you don't push the buttons in the right order, nothing will happen.

Is that the right time?

It's a good school, but it wasn't really right for Melissa.

It's not right to tell lies.

It's only right that parents should help their children.

No, that's not quite right . Lower the left hand corner of the painting just a little more.

Put the words in the right order to make a sentence.

Rich made a right turn into the parking lot.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And they're right up to a point.

It is irrelevant to the Purchaser whether or not the Vendors know the warranties are right or wrong so long as they accept the risk.

No modem detected: Is your modem installed, plugged into the right port, and switched on?

The right training, the right arms, everything that's coming to the surface now.

When staff at the hospital realised their mistake they quickly brought out the right baby.

II. interjection

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(from) left to right

Below, left to right: Davey Philips of Clan Skates.

Number them in sequence 1, 2, 3 etc, left to right on each line.

Other winners are, left to right,.

Run your finger along under the words as you read, so that the child learns that reading goes from left to right.

The basic mechanism is to build an edge from left to right.

The group photograph shows, from left to right:.

Years ago, teams could pick up the free-agent menu and read it left to right.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(right) under sb's nose

Pat's car was stolen, almost from under his nose .

(right) up your street

Mrs Marriot was a woman up our street who used to sell things in her front room.

So, if that sounds up your street , get your Peak Performance subscription in soon!

This sort of thing should be right up your street .

(right/as if) on cue

And, as if on cue , I did.

And, on cue , he heard the sound of hoofbeats ` on the wind.

Dead on cue the runner hurries over to Eli to answer his question.

Right on cue , a butterfly flew up to the plants we were looking at and landed!

She passed a couple of groundskeepers, who turned as if on cue for a second look.

She should have become angry with him for his persistence, on cue , but for some reason she didn't.

The boys slashed, jumped, and shouted with enthusiasm and on cue .

The sky, as if on cue , was overcast.

(straight/right) from the horse's mouth

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I'm all right Jack

Mr Right

a hard left/right

I executed a hard right turn, but could not see any other aircraft in my vicinity.

More often, though, they miss, hang a hard left, and return to the dugout.

Sharp took an eight count after taking a hard left hook.

Still not enough to justify this desire to reach across the table and deliver a hard right to the gubernatorial chin.

assert your rights/independence/superiority etc

And the revolution in the structure of services and management meant elderly frail people found it increasingly difficult to assert their rights.

Athens asserted her rights over her citizens temporarily exiled, as she did over those at home and liable for service.

But she sought not so much to break a taboo as to assert her independence from the male yoke.

Mrs Armitage's heir is already asserting his rights in the matter but that is not my concern.

Power gives us the ability to control, to choose and to assert our independence.

Stickers are available throughout the county to help squeezed out pedestrians assert their rights.

You need to be selective and judge when it is appropriate to assert your rights.

at right angles (to sth)

The aisles intersect at right angles to form the shape of a cross.

be (right) on the money

Carson was right on the money when he said people are tired of big-shot politicians.

That was a case when Jobs's vision was on the money .

be a bit of all right

be on the right/wrong track

A few people, though, were on the right track .

And other signs helped convince me that I was on the right track .

Dole was on the right track when he talked about tolerance, but he mysteriously dropped it once he got the nomination.

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

I knew I was on the right track when I felt that thrill of pleasure at placing object, not painting it.

The officers consequently had little idea whether they were on the right track or not.

You are on the right track so follow your nose.

bear right/left

Bear left where the road divides.

The road bears to the right.

After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.

From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.

Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.

His eyes bore right through me.

I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.

On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.

Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.

come good/right

In both cases, prices came right back down within three months.

It seemed clear Corbett wanted me to work at Salomon, but he never came right out and proposed.

It will all come right, now that a different period of history has begun.

More generally, the logistical strengths that the Dole campaign had counted on began to come good.

Periodically, these letters come right out of the woodwork.

Since I was the best spinner of my type in the world, eventually it would all come right.

The light comes right through our curtains and makes sleeping difficult.

The wasp took off as if in fright, but she came right back.

come right out with sth/come right out and say sth

coming (right) up!

do all right (for yourself/herself etc)

Anyway, I did all right.

He did all right in that Navy movie, whatever it was.

Wow, so you guys must do all right then, him?

do sth right off the bat

I asked him to help, and he said yes right off the bat .

At least not right off the bat .

fork (off) left/right

After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.

At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.

Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.

get (right) up sb's nose

Darren comes to stay with Nikki and is quick to get up the nose of everyone he meets.

Even reading your horoscope can get up your nose .

I didn't realise it would get up your nose so quickly and so far.

I took her to my room, so that her feathers wouldn't get up Mum's nose .

It had got up Rufus's nose a bit, though Adam had a perfect right to do this.

get your priorities right

Although you are in a seemingly hopeless situation, keep thinking and get your priorities right.

Before we talk, I suggest we get our priorities right.

Have we got our priorities right?

Some people just can't get their priorities right!

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

hang a right/left

Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.

First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.

I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.

have a perfect right to do sth

You have a perfect right to say "no" if you don't want to do it.

They have a perfect right to object to it.

have the right idea

The new superintendent has the right idea about attacking illiteracy, but the wrong method.

Mrs Donaldson, in last month's letters page, certainly seems to have the right idea .

The young lads have the right idea .

have your head screwed on (straight/right)

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

hit/strike the right/wrong note

He reworked everything he wrote until he had hit the right note of Gailic pedantry.

So are buskers in Gloucester striking the right note with their audience?

That would have the merit of simplicity, but would it strike the right note socially?

in the (right) ball park

it serves sb right

it'll be all right on the night

it's all right

It's all right. Mommy's here now.

I think it's all right.

I will do the opposite, if it's all right by you-and always be glad you came.

It's all right but he prefers Cabanaconda.

It's all right, my darling, Mrs Jourdelay's driving us.

Now, Benny, it's all right.

it's all right for sb

But if it's all right for wives to have this status, then it's all right for cohabitees too.

It's all right for you.

it's/that's all right

keep on the right side of sb

But those wanting to keep on the right side of the law will have to steer clear of the grape.

They were keeping on the right side of the powers that be.

lead sb a merry old dance/a right old dance

left-footed/right-footed

make (all) the right noises (about sth)

might is right

Second, we need some kind of global bodies to prevent a further slide into a politics of might is right.

What the child learns is that might is right.

no one in their right mind ...

on the right/wrong side of 30/40 etc

on the wrong/right side of the law

De Niro plays a lawyer, on the right side of the law.

play your cards right

If you play your cards right, you might get them to reduce the price.

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

play your cards right

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

prescriptive right

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

put sb straight/right

put sth right

Larson has promised to put the city's finances right by the end of the year.

quite right

But this is not quite right.

Distracted vicars want action against the furry little pests, and quite right too.

He was even happy to agree when Louise suggested that the buttons on the jacket were not quite right.

If he thinks something isn't quite right he tells me.

It is quite right that members sensitivities should be aired.

Not quite right, not quite plain enough or narrow enough, but getting there.

Now that is very wrong, and yet, somehow, quite right.

They'd shared a bed in Cumberland and she had comforted Gordon because nothing was quite right.

reserve the right to do sth

The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Gazette reserves the right to publish at our discretion a photograph of the prize winner. 6.

Human beings reserve the right to alter and change views.

The editor reserves the right to select and edit questions.

The Regional Council reserves the right to augment these observations in reply to the grounds of appeal.

These charges and interest rates are variable and the Bank reserves the right to amend them from time to time.

This must be returned within five days, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel the contract.

We reserve the right to edit letters.

right of abode

That is six times the number to be offered the right of abode in the government's package.

The 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act changed this, and only those born in Britain were henceforth automatically given the right of abode .

This would have allowed the right of abode to all citizens in any part of the country.

right up/down sb's alley

The job sounds right up your alley .

She said, I will tell you this Bobby Kennedy is right up my alley .

right/left justified

Numeric quantities can be printed left justified by preceding them with a semi-colon.

sb would give their right arm to do sth

These parents would give their right arms to get their kids into a prestigious school.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

see sb right

set sb straight/right

Someone had to set Dave straight on company policies and procedures.

set/put the world to rights

He wanted to put the world to rights.

More recently Lou has cleaned up his act and started setting the world to rights.

That straightness of Time, that confining straightness, was one with the Western picture of setting the world to rights.

sharp left/right

For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.

Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.

She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.

There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.

Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.

Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.

Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.

We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.

start/get off on the wrong/right foot

take the words (right) out of sb's mouth

that's quite all right

the far left/right

For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right.

He unplugged the cables, shoved all the levers over to the far left, and rewound the tape.

However, the fact that the far right won more votes than the far-left should make everyone pause and reflect.

That Begin had come from the far right, but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.

The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern over here for a while now.

The good tee shot was played to the far right of the fairway to set up a second shot to the left.

The libertarian view A third view of the revolution has been developed by writers on the far Left of the political spectrum.

The top of the hierarchy is at the far left.

the hard left/right

But what happens when you want so much to be right, you end up helping the hard right?

Labour moderates win over four of the hard left by agreeing that the cuts shall involve as few compulsory redundancies as possible.

Mr Steve King, leader of the hard left, denounces his fellow-councillors as dunderheads, nincompoops and dolts.

The showing for the hard left was disappointing.

They were stars of the hard left, but we have heard little about them during the election struggle.

Too little, say the Tories, too much says the hard left.

the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing

the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

the religious right

tick all the right boxes

top left/right/centre

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.

Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.

The completed board is shown top left.

The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.

The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.

The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.

The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.

Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.

two wrongs don't make a right

would give anything/a lot/your right arm etc for sth

III. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

keep

Where the path divides, keep right on the lower path.

These guys were digging their own graves, and women all over the country were watching while they kept right on shoveling.

When one of them is coming toward you, they keep right on going.

On all crucial passages of a rock ridge, the rope should be kept right .

A terrible wicked idea, it made me shiver to think it but I kept right on thinking.

Enter farmyard, turn right and keep right, to pass through gate and on to road.

They kept right on eating, their fear overcome by hunger.

play

Regarding tonight I'd be very suprised if Merson plays right up front.

The Seminoles are the team probably no one wants to play right now.

Sadly I haven't got time to play right now, I've got to split for an urgent dinner date.

The Sox want Canseco, the designated hitter in 1995, to play right .

Cooperation pays, but so does betrayal, if played right .

You play right into his hands.

She danced up a storm at an Alexandria, Va., club where the Desperadoes played right after the election.

put

Is the hon. Lady saying that, if a Labour Government were elected, they would immediately put right that ratio?

And that was something I was going to put right .

In every chapter, on almost every page, a popular misconception about science is patiently exposed and put right .

There are two general principles involved in putting right the unsatisfactory situation we have gradually disentangled and thus clarified.

So obvious a structural fault must be easy to diagnose and put right .

No, there was nothing wrong with their uniforms that couldn't be put right , as far as Vi was concerned.

There was nothing that a few lessons would not put right .

But that could be put right , now, with the traditional builders sand.

run

Now we had a continual length of wire running right over the summit of the hill.

Permafrost line runs right through middle, I think.

A verandah ran right round the house.

The result was that it seemed to be on the point of running right over the horses, which were standing still.

This first fence would run right over the top of the hill, and needed a straining post at either end.

Thee has worked so hard, why must thee run right out and find more work?

As he drew nearer, Jessamy felt a distinct tremor run right through her nervous system.

Irene ran in the house and called her sister who ran right over.

start

In fact, they start right now.

You never saw such stiff arms, and you could see the one-man rule starting right there and then.

No wonder people sometimes start right off with an official complaint or even a writ.

That may have started right after the final horn.

The comeback would start , and it would start right now.

When the devotional speaker said amen, Lois was amazed when Charleen started right in.

Do you want this arrangement to start right now?

The parade started right on time.

turn

Turn right at top of ridge by waymarkers.

Hughes kept moving at a deliberate pace, turning right and left to give his benediction.

Turn right and go through the village of Drayton.

He walked briskly to the corner and turned right .

Kragan turned right outside the hotel entrance and walked towards the Rue de Rivoli.

Then turn right on the 7-mile access road and follow the Saddleback sign.

Follow it for around two miles on the loch shore then turn right to gain a ridge.

Turn right and proceed seven miles to the lodge.

walk

When the door clicked he walked right through to the back, past two secretaries who did not even look up.

You walked right into the living room, and it was spooky.

I walk right up to the end of the platform.

He none the less walked right in and took charge, with no apparent hesitation, reluctance, shyness or lack of confidence.

She walked right up to the front of the altar and stood still beside Mike.

Walk right at it and threaten to embrace it embrace it if you must.

The man walked right up to within a yard or so of the phonebox and then stood and stared.

Miguel walked right up to the bar, right up to where Spadgie was standing.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Have I spelled your name right ?

He sat down right beside her.

Hey, they actually spelled my name right !

I got a mosquito bite right on the end of my nose.

Just as you enter town, turn right onto Main Street.

Most people can't do it right the first time.

That hit me right in the eye!

The government can't seem to do anything right .

The plane touched down right at the water's edge.

The TV lights were shining right in his face.

They've been punished for their crimes, and quite rightly.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Follow the track until the level bears off right .

He did all right in that Navy movie, whatever it was.

He was turning on the ball right away against veteran pitchers.

I knew right away it was national security.

She didn't come back right away because the phone rang.

The only thing I seem to be doing right is writing.

IV. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

basic

I appeal to the Secretary of State not to deny the people of Ireland the basic and fundamental right of full democracy.

One was the simple protection of individual rights against an encroaching state, the basic defence of rights in the liberal tradition.

Granted, gay couples are denied the basic rights that heterosexual married couples enjoy.

This basic right can not be abrogated by the decision of the parents, the doctor or the State.

Thus, for basic civic rights like not being enslaved or imprisoned without trial, people should need only to be people.

civil

The Parachute regiment shot dead 13 unarmed Catholics on an illegal civil rights demonstration in Londonderry on January 30, 1972.

It was' 68, and we were both, you know, radical, and civil rights , and feminism.

All were later to be intensely involved in the civil rights movement.

No sooner had voters approved Prop. 209 than civil rights lawyers filed appeals challenging its constitutionality.

The president's half brother and one of his sons sued the government for trampling on their civil rights !

Enormous change had occurred since the beginning of the civil rights movement.

He said he was a member of the Congress of Racial Equality, a predominantly black civil rights group.

Many of the poor, however, did not benefit from the civil rights movement before it ended.

constitutional

Important policy changes will invariably carry revenue and expenditure implications and Congress jealously guards its constitutional rights in such matters.

Numerous violations of constitutional rights went unpunished during the thirties.

There is no constitutional right to bear arms.

Indignant, some rejected both questions as long as they were denied their constitutional rights .

Strengthen the constitutional rights of individuals within Northern Ireland.

The ruling declared that dying people have a constitutional right to end their suffering.

Further constitutional rights were restored on Dec. 19, but the guarantee against arrests without a judicial order was not reinstated.

The principal claimed that this violated his constitutional rights .

equal

Does everybody have equal voting rights , or does it work by consensus?

Both husband and wife had equal rights to divorce in Roman society.

But their equal rights were not to justice.

Guarantee equal rights for gay men and lesbians through changes to criminal law, anti-discrimination legislation and police practices.

It would also give females equal rights of inheritance with males, replacing the frequent favoritism toward the eldest son.

Questions about equal access to services and equal rights to treatment also raise important issues about the value of particular interventions.

Respondents backed equal rights for gays and lesbians, but they were about evenly split on the morality of homosexual relationships.

exclusive

The symbolic resources are such things as exclusive rights to access parts of the database, operating system locks, and so on.

Woods supported Motown with ample airplay and was rewarded with the exclusive rights to promote the Revue when it reached Philadelphia.

What they want is business, not as an exclusive right but as a first option.

Amtrak does, although Conrail has an exclusive right to operate any freight trains on the corridor.

The assertion of exclusive rights will, however, be actionable in tort.

But the spin-off will hold exclusive rights to the vaccine and related scientific data.

Directors were given the exclusive right to manage the day-to-day business of the company.

Each still has exclusive rights to provide a basic, local telephone service.

extreme

At the extreme right of the picture the top of the Citicorp Building has been spun through 180 degrees.

My platoon was the lead platoon on the extreme right .

That day he led a mild extreme to the right of Praying Mantis with his usual mixture of accuracy and irresistible momentum.

He was awarded a law degree at the Sorbonne, where he flirted with the extreme right .

The large mill owner's house is on the extreme right .

Here we formed the extreme right of the line of battle...

In Britain, however, there has been only a modest and localised recent recovery by the extreme right .

We women can not be lured back as long as the extreme right is in control.

fundamental

Some are moral: the overcoming of inequality, and a woman's fundamental right to partake in club affairs.

But there are certain fundamental rights which this right of regulation can not infringe.

Its view was that the president's decision to sack the government contravened a section of the constitution upholding fundamental political rights .

These fundamental rights are variously described and vindicated by a variety of philosophical arguments to which we can not do justice here.

The right to determine what shall be done with one's own body is a fundamental right in our society.

In addition, most other states have constitutional instruments establishing fundamental rights .

In May, 1982, a similar case also challenged parents' fundamental rights .

So I am sceptical when it is said that ordinary people are not interested in fundamental rights .

gay

Clinton and Al Gore have become ardent defenders of a balanced budget and gay rights .

The bill is scheduled to be reconsidered next week, and that spawned a gay rights protest Wednesday at the Capitol.

William Weld, a Republican, formed the state commission, and the next year signed a gay rights law.

But avoiding gay rights does not guarantee immunity from such questions.

On the other hand, by downplaying her own commitment to gay rights , she seemed to be validating the political closet.

Most fundamentalist churches disapprove of homosexuals, and many leaders of the religious right have aggressively campaigned against gay rights.

I want a public that understands gay rights are part of an international movement.

individual

In a nation like the United States this should have been considered a fundamental interference with individual rights .

My country has adopted individual rights in principle, but as far as it goes, it means men, not women.

There is also an emerging globalisation of ethical and judicial standards, which should render social and individual rights more secure.

In this scenario, Western notions of individual rights prevail, but the world economy is largely depressed and sluggish.

The granting of individual landownership rights improved incentives, and facilities for credit and investment improved.

Footnote 4 has served as a cornerstone of contemporary constitutional law in the field of individual rights .

Their analysis traces the political origins and impact of social movement activity in terms of the protection of individual rights of citizenship.

Individual invasion of individual rights is not the subject-matter of the Amendment.

left

And I see that by the left or the right , by compact or by conquest, come they will.

I have selected ten routes to represent the varied character and development of the crag divided left to right .

Run your finger along under the words as you read, so that the child learns that reading goes from left to right .

He built power by playing off left against right , searching for compromises.

So I just walked some more, my head down, shoulders hunched, feet going left right left right left right.

I heard they was dishing out council mortgages left right and centre up there.

legal

This paper is devoted primarily to harmonization of legal rights and duties arising under international transactions.

Often, patients find out-and now have a legal right to know-how they are classified.

Animals are not human, therefore it seems inappropriate for them to have legal rights .

Some women report a new sense of freedom when they obtain knowledge about their legal rights .

But it does not take legal rights seriously.

The registry is largely symbolic and confers none of the legal rights and obligations of marriage.

A will also be justified in reaching an accommodation with B rather than exercising his strict legal rights under the contract.

In New Testament times women were largely uneducated, and had no legal rights and no place in public life.

political

The first force is the inclination of the masses to convert into reality the political rights conceded to them on paper.

Its view was that the president's decision to sack the government contravened a section of the constitution upholding fundamental political rights .

For the political right , Bolick said, the term just ended was a letdown when compared with last year.

Instead Bobbio wishes to extend democratic control to a number of areas within society with strengthened civil, political and social rights .

The Covenant is designed to guarantee civil and political rights to persons within each country that ratifies it.

Civil rights , as opposed to political rights, may be as much as can be hoped for.

It does not reject morality, or even moral and political rights .

top

The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right .

Top left, top right , travel to the bottom right...

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.

The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.

Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.

A resounding yes for Julie Christie, top right , and Gabriella Sabatini, left.

The press in the bottom left of the picture has been finished and the one in the top right has not.

Bravais lattices. Top right: Right handed and left handed quartz crystals.

voting

Many seven-day members disapproved of members in other categories, such as social having full voting rights .

Equality of voting rights certainly does not result in equality of power or the disappearance of hierarchy in government.

On regional education committees the teaching unions have had their voting rights removed.

Similarly, an amendment carried in November 1917 did much to nullify the reduction of plural voting rights for town dwellers.

This will normally be granted where the offer will not result in 30 percent or more of the voting rights being acquired.

This requirement may be waived if over 50 percent of the target's voting rights are held by one shareholder.

In the rest of Britain, men and women were given equal voting rights in 1928.

There are no restrictions on attendance, except for voting rights at the general meeting.

■ NOUN

abortion

Feminists threw their weight behind Mrs Killea's campaign, and hundreds of students attended a rally in support of abortion rights .

On the issue of abortion rights , Texans split evenly with 46 percent favoring abortion rights and 46 percent opposing abortion.

We are in favor of abortion rights and reproductive freedom in greater numbers than men.

But abortion rights activists say the procedure is sometimes the safest option available.

A Republican abortion rights group calls it a virtual gag order.

Many voters believed abortion rights were threatened.

Support for abortion rights , for example, continues to decline after peaking at 65 percent in 1990.

animal

The philosophy of animal rights calls for an end to the capture and training of wild animals, for purposes of entertainment.

For more than a quarter-century, Newkirk has dedicated herself to the battle for animal rights .

Separate animal rights organisations now work together in co-ordinated campaigns to persuade teenagers that animals should not be used in research.

The package has been hampered by the threat of protests by animal rights groups.

Bomb squad detectives were called when initial reports suggested animal rights campaigners were responsible.

Not so the philosophy of animal rights .

There are animals rights issues, as exemplified by the SCID-mice.

She spoke frequently in the Debating Society in favour of progressive causes such as abortion, animal rights , state education and nuclear disarmament.

group

Human rights groups object to the proposed 50 percent reduction in the number of refugees who could be admitted to the country.

But foreign witnesses and rights groups say it is a clearly orchestrated operation.

A Republican abortion rights group calls it a virtual gag order.

Human rights groups are calling for a postmortem to ascertain the cause of his death.

issue

That was two years before it became a big civil rights issue .

The authorization of any change in share capital - rights issues , placements, scrip issues and repurchases. 7.

The banks are believed to be pressing for yet another rights issue of new shares at the company.

A previous rights issue in 1991 raised some £25 million and helped the company buy up development land at bargain prices.

How might the Black-Scholes option pricing model be used to value rights issues ? 10.

There are animals rights issues , as exemplified by the SCID-mice.

movement

So the civil rights movement began to splinter, and young blacks in particular followed more militant leaders.

Johnson became committed to discrediting the civil rights movement and asked Hoover to provide the ammunition.

All were later to be intensely involved in the civil rights movement .

Up until the civil rights movement of the 1960s, they tended to marry only those from their own class and milieu.

It provides a useful point of departure for a historian of the present-day civil rights movement in the Soviet Union.

We all felt as though we had missed the civil rights movement .

And on the Catholic side, older nationalist members were opposed by a younger generation raised in the civil rights movement .

At this time, the civil rights movement was blooming, and the city felt racial tension.

property

The action stems from a letter Apple sent Quorum lawyers on March 17 accusing it of infringing its intellectual property rights .

Here are some of the main arguments for and against the private property rights bill.

In addition to inadequate protection of intellectual property rights these included a range of import tariffs, import licensing and customs practices.

The United States sees intellectual property rights as sacred, said Thomas Klitgaard, an attorney specializing in international law.

Divorce may result in the loss of certain property rights .

They reaffirm the importance of recognizing intellectual property rights .

Contrast this with a Marxist view of property rights .

Government is important because it can and should establish and enforce rules of conduct and protect property rights .

violations

Romo says civil rights violations by the Border Patrol are rampant in Tucson.

■ VERB

assert

Stickers are available throughout the county to help squeezed out pedestrians assert their rights .

Lileikis has tried unsuccessfully to assert a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than answer allegations in the suit.

Mrs Armitage's heir is already asserting his rights in the matter but that is not my concern.

After he had gone his two sons asserted their right to the throne, and each tried to be made king.

He is entitled to assert his supposed right on reasonably equal terms.

It was an awkward way for Congress to assert its Constitutional right and duty to declare war.

The conventional view, then as now, was that Lanfranc had carried all before him in asserting the rights of Canterbury.

No arguments assert my right: The sun is behind me.

defend

But it will defend equally vigorously the rights of women who choose to look after their children full-time.

However, the liberal California court defended the right of teachers to petition for redress of grievances.

Each of us is called to defend the rights of all.

They were defending the right of the pamphleteer to publish ideas that were unpopular in society or inconvenient for the state.

One threatened to call out the National Guard to defend Atlanta's water rights .

deny

We do not seek to deny people their rights and benefits.

Indignant, some rejected both questions as long as they were denied their constitutional rights .

Mr. Beloff denies both of those rights .

Granted, gay couples are denied the basic rights that heterosexual married couples enjoy.

The Government would be powerless, having denied itself the right of access to the ordinary courts in such an eventuality.

They deny their own law, denying my right , and the precedent is there to stead them in the next encroachment.

The hostile reception of Alford's views led him to reflect that he was being denied the parliamentary right of free speech.

exercise

One form of assent is the very act of claiming or exercising the right .

On its face this seems to require the seller to exercise all three rights together.

Descended from the Carolingian counts and vicomtes, they possessed and exercised very ancient rights of jurisdiction over their lordships.

Do not be deterred from exercising your right of appeal by the belief that the outcome will be a foregone conclusion.

Thus, on exercising his right of resale, the seller re-sells as owner.

He may not exercise his rights or he may shirk his duties, but he can not forgo them.

But just because adults have the right to choose, it does not follow that they have in fact exercised that right.

Who are exercising their democratic rights ?

give

For instance, a background of turquoise card would not give the right feel to this picture at all.

It must be remembered that the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted in 1920 to give women a constitutional right to vote.

This, it is said, gives him a right to be part of the government.

They try to give the children their rights , and protect the child.

Leasehold reform to give new rights to owners of flats.

The trend today, however, is for states to give teachers a limited right to strike.

So in workouts, too, creditors may be willing to give up their seniority rights .

If some one other than the buyer was injured by the goods, the Sale of Goods Act gives him no rights .

protect

It remains the duty of governments to protect the rights of their citizens but this is evidently not enough.

The attorney general responded that an indictment under federal law could be invoked only when a federally protected right was violated.

We will abolish tax relief for private health insurance, whilst protecting the rights of existing policy-holders.

He also asked Parliament for 5, 000, to put teeth into their promise of protecting his rights .

New laws have been enacted to protect women's rights .

Government is important because it can and should establish and enforce rules of conduct and protect property rights .

This makes it all the more important that the lease should protect the landlord's right to future income from other operators.

The Supreme Court should have recognized a constitutionally protected personal right to physician-assisted suicide of terminally ill individuals.

violate

They said it also violates privacy rights by outlawing some expression within private e-mail correspondence between individuals.

Federal officials began to violate the civil rights laws in addition to refusing to enforce them.

Some one who knowingly touches another without his consent violates this personal right as surely as if he had taken his property.

The state supreme court advised the governor that the law violated the First Amendment rights of teachers.

He said the management's action violated the constitutional rights of the media in broadcasting news.

They accused the law enforcement authorities of violating their civil rights by, among other things, fabricating evidence.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(from) left to right

Below, left to right: Davey Philips of Clan Skates.

Number them in sequence 1, 2, 3 etc, left to right on each line.

Other winners are, left to right,.

Run your finger along under the words as you read, so that the child learns that reading goes from left to right.

The basic mechanism is to build an edge from left to right.

The group photograph shows, from left to right:.

Years ago, teams could pick up the free-agent menu and read it left to right.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(right) under sb's nose

Pat's car was stolen, almost from under his nose .

(right) up your street

Mrs Marriot was a woman up our street who used to sell things in her front room.

So, if that sounds up your street , get your Peak Performance subscription in soon!

This sort of thing should be right up your street .

(right/as if) on cue

And, as if on cue , I did.

And, on cue , he heard the sound of hoofbeats ` on the wind.

Dead on cue the runner hurries over to Eli to answer his question.

Right on cue , a butterfly flew up to the plants we were looking at and landed!

She passed a couple of groundskeepers, who turned as if on cue for a second look.

She should have become angry with him for his persistence, on cue , but for some reason she didn't.

The boys slashed, jumped, and shouted with enthusiasm and on cue .

The sky, as if on cue , was overcast.

(straight/right) from the horse's mouth

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I'm all right Jack

Mr Right

a hard left/right

I executed a hard right turn, but could not see any other aircraft in my vicinity.

More often, though, they miss, hang a hard left, and return to the dugout.

Sharp took an eight count after taking a hard left hook.

Still not enough to justify this desire to reach across the table and deliver a hard right to the gubernatorial chin.

assert your rights/independence/superiority etc

And the revolution in the structure of services and management meant elderly frail people found it increasingly difficult to assert their rights.

Athens asserted her rights over her citizens temporarily exiled, as she did over those at home and liable for service.

But she sought not so much to break a taboo as to assert her independence from the male yoke.

Mrs Armitage's heir is already asserting his rights in the matter but that is not my concern.

Power gives us the ability to control, to choose and to assert our independence.

Stickers are available throughout the county to help squeezed out pedestrians assert their rights.

You need to be selective and judge when it is appropriate to assert your rights.

at right angles (to sth)

The aisles intersect at right angles to form the shape of a cross.

be (right) on the money

Carson was right on the money when he said people are tired of big-shot politicians.

That was a case when Jobs's vision was on the money .

be a bit of all right

be on the right/wrong track

A few people, though, were on the right track .

And other signs helped convince me that I was on the right track .

Dole was on the right track when he talked about tolerance, but he mysteriously dropped it once he got the nomination.

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

I knew I was on the right track when I felt that thrill of pleasure at placing object, not painting it.

The officers consequently had little idea whether they were on the right track or not.

You are on the right track so follow your nose.

bear right/left

Bear left where the road divides.

The road bears to the right.

After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.

From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.

Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.

His eyes bore right through me.

I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.

On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.

Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.

come good/right

In both cases, prices came right back down within three months.

It seemed clear Corbett wanted me to work at Salomon, but he never came right out and proposed.

It will all come right, now that a different period of history has begun.

More generally, the logistical strengths that the Dole campaign had counted on began to come good.

Periodically, these letters come right out of the woodwork.

Since I was the best spinner of my type in the world, eventually it would all come right.

The light comes right through our curtains and makes sleeping difficult.

The wasp took off as if in fright, but she came right back.

come right out with sth/come right out and say sth

coming (right) up!

do all right (for yourself/herself etc)

Anyway, I did all right.

He did all right in that Navy movie, whatever it was.

Wow, so you guys must do all right then, him?

do sth right off the bat

I asked him to help, and he said yes right off the bat .

At least not right off the bat .

fork (off) left/right

After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.

At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.

Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.

get (right) up sb's nose

Darren comes to stay with Nikki and is quick to get up the nose of everyone he meets.

Even reading your horoscope can get up your nose .

I didn't realise it would get up your nose so quickly and so far.

I took her to my room, so that her feathers wouldn't get up Mum's nose .

It had got up Rufus's nose a bit, though Adam had a perfect right to do this.

get your priorities right

Although you are in a seemingly hopeless situation, keep thinking and get your priorities right.

Before we talk, I suggest we get our priorities right.

Have we got our priorities right?

Some people just can't get their priorities right!

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

hang a right/left

Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.

First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.

I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.

have a perfect right to do sth

You have a perfect right to say "no" if you don't want to do it.

They have a perfect right to object to it.

have the right idea

The new superintendent has the right idea about attacking illiteracy, but the wrong method.

Mrs Donaldson, in last month's letters page, certainly seems to have the right idea .

The young lads have the right idea .

have your head screwed on (straight/right)

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

hit/strike the right/wrong note

He reworked everything he wrote until he had hit the right note of Gailic pedantry.

So are buskers in Gloucester striking the right note with their audience?

That would have the merit of simplicity, but would it strike the right note socially?

in the (right) ball park

it serves sb right

it'll be all right on the night

it's all right

It's all right. Mommy's here now.

I think it's all right.

I will do the opposite, if it's all right by you-and always be glad you came.

It's all right but he prefers Cabanaconda.

It's all right, my darling, Mrs Jourdelay's driving us.

Now, Benny, it's all right.

it's all right for sb

But if it's all right for wives to have this status, then it's all right for cohabitees too.

It's all right for you.

it's/that's all right

keep on the right side of sb

But those wanting to keep on the right side of the law will have to steer clear of the grape.

They were keeping on the right side of the powers that be.

lead sb a merry old dance/a right old dance

make (all) the right noises (about sth)

might is right

Second, we need some kind of global bodies to prevent a further slide into a politics of might is right.

What the child learns is that might is right.

no one in their right mind ...

on the right/wrong side of 30/40 etc

on the wrong/right side of the law

De Niro plays a lawyer, on the right side of the law.

play your cards right

If you play your cards right, you might get them to reduce the price.

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

play your cards right

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

prescriptive right

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

put sb straight/right

put sth right

Larson has promised to put the city's finances right by the end of the year.

quite right

But this is not quite right.

Distracted vicars want action against the furry little pests, and quite right too.

He was even happy to agree when Louise suggested that the buttons on the jacket were not quite right.

If he thinks something isn't quite right he tells me.

It is quite right that members sensitivities should be aired.

Not quite right, not quite plain enough or narrow enough, but getting there.

Now that is very wrong, and yet, somehow, quite right.

They'd shared a bed in Cumberland and she had comforted Gordon because nothing was quite right.

reserve the right to do sth

The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Gazette reserves the right to publish at our discretion a photograph of the prize winner. 6.

Human beings reserve the right to alter and change views.

The editor reserves the right to select and edit questions.

The Regional Council reserves the right to augment these observations in reply to the grounds of appeal.

These charges and interest rates are variable and the Bank reserves the right to amend them from time to time.

This must be returned within five days, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel the contract.

We reserve the right to edit letters.

right of abode

That is six times the number to be offered the right of abode in the government's package.

The 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act changed this, and only those born in Britain were henceforth automatically given the right of abode .

This would have allowed the right of abode to all citizens in any part of the country.

right up/down sb's alley

The job sounds right up your alley .

She said, I will tell you this Bobby Kennedy is right up my alley .

right/left justified

Numeric quantities can be printed left justified by preceding them with a semi-colon.

sb would give their right arm to do sth

These parents would give their right arms to get their kids into a prestigious school.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

see sb right

set sb straight/right

Someone had to set Dave straight on company policies and procedures.

set/put the world to rights

He wanted to put the world to rights.

More recently Lou has cleaned up his act and started setting the world to rights.

That straightness of Time, that confining straightness, was one with the Western picture of setting the world to rights.

sharp left/right

For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.

Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.

She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.

There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.

Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.

Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.

Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.

We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.

start/get off on the wrong/right foot

take the words (right) out of sb's mouth

that's quite all right

the far left/right

For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right.

He unplugged the cables, shoved all the levers over to the far left, and rewound the tape.

However, the fact that the far right won more votes than the far-left should make everyone pause and reflect.

That Begin had come from the far right, but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.

The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern over here for a while now.

The good tee shot was played to the far right of the fairway to set up a second shot to the left.

The libertarian view A third view of the revolution has been developed by writers on the far Left of the political spectrum.

The top of the hierarchy is at the far left.

the hard left/right

But what happens when you want so much to be right, you end up helping the hard right?

Labour moderates win over four of the hard left by agreeing that the cuts shall involve as few compulsory redundancies as possible.

Mr Steve King, leader of the hard left, denounces his fellow-councillors as dunderheads, nincompoops and dolts.

The showing for the hard left was disappointing.

They were stars of the hard left, but we have heard little about them during the election struggle.

Too little, say the Tories, too much says the hard left.

the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing

the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

the religious right

tick all the right boxes

top left/right/centre

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.

Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.

The completed board is shown top left.

The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.

The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.

The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.

The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.

Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.

two wrongs don't make a right

would give anything/a lot/your right arm etc for sth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Everyone the right to a good basic education.

Free speech is a basic right in a democratic society.

I disagree, but I respect his right to his opinion.

I urged her time and again to do what's right .

Leonard counters with a right to the jaw.

She always tried to teach her children the difference between right and wrong.

The executive council has the right of veto over the management's policy.

Women all over the world fought long and hard for the right to vote.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Discrimination remedies too require re-thinking and the challenge of enacting disability employment rights provides a timely opportunity to do so.

Now they are trying to end our verbal and tactile rights.

Segregationist violence, arson, and murders of civil rights workers for trying to exercise constitutional rights continued unabated.

This was an important right , because business agents assigned the jobs.

Undecided voters split 49 percent in favor of abortion rights, 41 percent opposed.

V. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

abortion

A lot of abortion rights supporters also breathed a premature sigh of relief.

left

Eyes shifted from left to right and people shuffled a little in their places.

Stand with feet firmly on the ground, twist body from left to right .

wrong

A strange, mystical story of love, faith, and the righting of an old wrong .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(from) left to right

Below, left to right: Davey Philips of Clan Skates.

Number them in sequence 1, 2, 3 etc, left to right on each line.

Other winners are, left to right,.

Run your finger along under the words as you read, so that the child learns that reading goes from left to right.

The basic mechanism is to build an edge from left to right.

The group photograph shows, from left to right:.

Years ago, teams could pick up the free-agent menu and read it left to right.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(right) under sb's nose

Pat's car was stolen, almost from under his nose .

(right) up your street

Mrs Marriot was a woman up our street who used to sell things in her front room.

So, if that sounds up your street , get your Peak Performance subscription in soon!

This sort of thing should be right up your street .

(right/as if) on cue

And, as if on cue , I did.

And, on cue , he heard the sound of hoofbeats ` on the wind.

Dead on cue the runner hurries over to Eli to answer his question.

Right on cue , a butterfly flew up to the plants we were looking at and landed!

She passed a couple of groundskeepers, who turned as if on cue for a second look.

She should have become angry with him for his persistence, on cue , but for some reason she didn't.

The boys slashed, jumped, and shouted with enthusiasm and on cue .

The sky, as if on cue , was overcast.

(straight/right) from the horse's mouth

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I'm all right Jack

Mr Right

a hard left/right

I executed a hard right turn, but could not see any other aircraft in my vicinity.

More often, though, they miss, hang a hard left, and return to the dugout.

Sharp took an eight count after taking a hard left hook.

Still not enough to justify this desire to reach across the table and deliver a hard right to the gubernatorial chin.

at right angles (to sth)

The aisles intersect at right angles to form the shape of a cross.

be (right) on the money

Carson was right on the money when he said people are tired of big-shot politicians.

That was a case when Jobs's vision was on the money .

be a bit of all right

be on the right/wrong track

A few people, though, were on the right track .

And other signs helped convince me that I was on the right track .

Dole was on the right track when he talked about tolerance, but he mysteriously dropped it once he got the nomination.

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

I knew I was on the right track when I felt that thrill of pleasure at placing object, not painting it.

The officers consequently had little idea whether they were on the right track or not.

You are on the right track so follow your nose.

do all right (for yourself/herself etc)

Anyway, I did all right.

He did all right in that Navy movie, whatever it was.

Wow, so you guys must do all right then, him?

do sth right off the bat

I asked him to help, and he said yes right off the bat .

At least not right off the bat .

get (right) up sb's nose

Darren comes to stay with Nikki and is quick to get up the nose of everyone he meets.

Even reading your horoscope can get up your nose .

I didn't realise it would get up your nose so quickly and so far.

I took her to my room, so that her feathers wouldn't get up Mum's nose .

It had got up Rufus's nose a bit, though Adam had a perfect right to do this.

get your priorities right

Although you are in a seemingly hopeless situation, keep thinking and get your priorities right.

Before we talk, I suggest we get our priorities right.

Have we got our priorities right?

Some people just can't get their priorities right!

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

have a perfect right to do sth

You have a perfect right to say "no" if you don't want to do it.

They have a perfect right to object to it.

have the right idea

The new superintendent has the right idea about attacking illiteracy, but the wrong method.

Mrs Donaldson, in last month's letters page, certainly seems to have the right idea .

The young lads have the right idea .

have your head screwed on (straight/right)

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

hit/strike the right/wrong note

He reworked everything he wrote until he had hit the right note of Gailic pedantry.

So are buskers in Gloucester striking the right note with their audience?

That would have the merit of simplicity, but would it strike the right note socially?

in the (right) ball park

it'll be all right on the night

it's all right

It's all right. Mommy's here now.

I think it's all right.

I will do the opposite, if it's all right by you-and always be glad you came.

It's all right but he prefers Cabanaconda.

It's all right, my darling, Mrs Jourdelay's driving us.

Now, Benny, it's all right.

it's all right for sb

But if it's all right for wives to have this status, then it's all right for cohabitees too.

It's all right for you.

it's/that's all right

keep on the right side of sb

But those wanting to keep on the right side of the law will have to steer clear of the grape.

They were keeping on the right side of the powers that be.

left-footed/right-footed

make (all) the right noises (about sth)

might is right

Second, we need some kind of global bodies to prevent a further slide into a politics of might is right.

What the child learns is that might is right.

no one in their right mind ...

on the right/wrong side of 30/40 etc

on the wrong/right side of the law

De Niro plays a lawyer, on the right side of the law.

play your cards right

If you play your cards right, you might get them to reduce the price.

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

prescriptive right

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

quite right

But this is not quite right.

Distracted vicars want action against the furry little pests, and quite right too.

He was even happy to agree when Louise suggested that the buttons on the jacket were not quite right.

If he thinks something isn't quite right he tells me.

It is quite right that members sensitivities should be aired.

Not quite right, not quite plain enough or narrow enough, but getting there.

Now that is very wrong, and yet, somehow, quite right.

They'd shared a bed in Cumberland and she had comforted Gordon because nothing was quite right.

right of abode

That is six times the number to be offered the right of abode in the government's package.

The 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act changed this, and only those born in Britain were henceforth automatically given the right of abode .

This would have allowed the right of abode to all citizens in any part of the country.

right up/down sb's alley

The job sounds right up your alley .

She said, I will tell you this Bobby Kennedy is right up my alley .

right/left justified

Numeric quantities can be printed left justified by preceding them with a semi-colon.

sb would give their right arm to do sth

These parents would give their right arms to get their kids into a prestigious school.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

set/put the world to rights

He wanted to put the world to rights.

More recently Lou has cleaned up his act and started setting the world to rights.

That straightness of Time, that confining straightness, was one with the Western picture of setting the world to rights.

sharp left/right

For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.

Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.

She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.

There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.

Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.

Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.

Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.

We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.

start/get off on the wrong/right foot

take the words (right) out of sb's mouth

that's quite all right

the far left/right

For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right.

He unplugged the cables, shoved all the levers over to the far left, and rewound the tape.

However, the fact that the far right won more votes than the far-left should make everyone pause and reflect.

That Begin had come from the far right, but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.

The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern over here for a while now.

The good tee shot was played to the far right of the fairway to set up a second shot to the left.

The libertarian view A third view of the revolution has been developed by writers on the far Left of the political spectrum.

The top of the hierarchy is at the far left.

the hard left/right

But what happens when you want so much to be right, you end up helping the hard right?

Labour moderates win over four of the hard left by agreeing that the cuts shall involve as few compulsory redundancies as possible.

Mr Steve King, leader of the hard left, denounces his fellow-councillors as dunderheads, nincompoops and dolts.

The showing for the hard left was disappointing.

They were stars of the hard left, but we have heard little about them during the election struggle.

Too little, say the Tories, too much says the hard left.

the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing

the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

the religious right

top left/right/centre

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.

Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.

The completed board is shown top left.

The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.

The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.

The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.

The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.

Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.

two wrongs don't make a right

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A tow truck was called to attempt to right the trailer.

Keating promised to right the country's troubled economy.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After righting the canoe and dumping out the water on shore, I paddled the boat to pick up Mangelsdorf.

He righted his spectacles which had been knocked askew and straightened his cloak.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.