good and proper

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good and proper

  (informal)
if someone does something good and proper, they do it completely and with a lot of force He warned me off good and proper after I kissed his girlfriend.
See also: and, good, proper

good/right and proper

socially and morally acceptable There is a long-held assumption that motherhood is the right and proper path for a woman to take.
See also: and, good, proper
References in classic literature ?
at length broke from his compressed and trembling lips; "ay, and they bear the spirit of Christianity; what might be right and proper in a red- skin, may be sinful in a man who has not even a cross in blood to plead for his ignorance.
You see, Evangeline," said her mother, "it's always right and proper to be kind to servants, but it isn't proper to treat them just as we would our relations, or people in our own class of life.
It seemed right and proper that students should indulge in dogs; but everybody else had them, too--old men and young ones, old women and nice young ladies.
To all this the barber gave his assent, and looked upon it as right and proper, being persuaded that the curate was so staunch to the Faith and loyal to the Truth that he would not for the world say anything opposed to them.
Minerva thought it very right and proper of him to have given it to herself first; {27} she accordingly began praying heartily to Neptune.
No one can tell how my heart COULD love where it was right and proper.
Oh, Your Honour, it's all right and proper for gentlefolks to stay up by candlelight--they've got no cheese on their minds.
But has not a sense of what is morally right and proper any weight with you?
Good people say that it is quite right and proper that it should be so, and that it proves ambition is wicked.
You leave it to me, I'll do it as cheap as it can be done, 'aving regard to what's right and proper.
As had occurred before when she was present, Nicholas went up to her without waiting to be prompted by the governor's wife and not asking himself whether or not it was right and proper to address her here in church, and told her he had heard of her trouble and sympathized with his whole soul.
How proud of him they are; and very right and proper, too.
And as for all the wisdom and goodness you have been trying to instil into me--that is all very right and proper, I daresay, and if I were some twenty years older, I might fructify by it: but people must enjoy themselves when they are young; and if others won't let them--why, they must hate them for it
The idea will come to me at the right and proper time, never fear.
Shaw, hoping that her reply had been all right and proper, for she had not the least idea what she said.