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go right

To happen or unfold successfully, correctly, and/or fortuitously. Nothing has gone right for Tom since his marriage to Anthony fell apart. If our plan goes right, we'll see a huge bump in sales by the end of the year.
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go right

Succeed, happen correctly, as in If everything goes right, we should be in Canada by Tuesday, or Nothing has gone right for me today. This idiom uses right in the sense of "in a satisfactory state," a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
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References in classic literature ?
And often they got so interested listening, that when he had finished they found their fire had gone right out; and they had to scurry round to get more sticks and build a new one.
He must have gone right down to the barn and done it then.
Check that, one thing has gone right for him lately.
Twelve months ago Tillerman started favourite for the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, but trailed home in sixth place behind Arkadian Hero and nothing has gone right for him this season.
If he didn't have that, he would've gone right back to Italy.