do the right thing


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do the right thing

To act or behave correctly, appropriately, or with the best intentions. We are none of us perfect; I just try to do the right thing and let other people live as they wish.
See also: right, thing
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The bottom line right now is that it is the right time to do the right thing.
Tyler Hagen tried to do the right thing when a friend asked him to get rid of a small bag of marijuana he had bought just to be ``cool.
You do something wrong, you try to own up to the circumstances and do the right thing, but then doing the right thing might end up hurting you in the end.
I hope Garret will do the right thing in the future.