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right on

An exclamation of support, enthusiasm, agreement, or encouragement. A: "I got the job!" B: "Hey, right on, man! That's great news." A: "I was thinking we could go for burritos for lunch." B: "Right on, that sounds good to me."
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Right on!

Sl. Exactly!; That is exactly right! After the speaker finished, many people in the audience shouted, "Right on!" One member of the crowd called out, "Right on!"
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right on

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

used as an expression of strong support, approval, or encouragement. informal
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right ˈon

(spoken) used to express strong approval or encouragement ▶ ˌright-ˈon adj. (informal, sometimes disapproving) having political opinions or being aware of social issues that are fashionable and left-wing: They pretend to be so right-on, but are they really?
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Right on!

exclam. Exactly!; That is exactly right! After the speaker finished, many people in the audience shouted, “Right on!”
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right on

Slang Used as an exclamation of encouragement, support, or enthusiastic agreement.
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We look forward to working with companies such as Right-on as they take the appropriately timed measures to enhance their system infrastructures in preparation for what experts are optimistically predicting to be a slow but solid increase in Japanese consumer spending.
Nevertheless, if remarks in this press release are considered to be "forward looking" or to have forward-looking implications (including statements by Right-on and by JDA regarding anticipated benefits to Right-on from the implementation of JDA's products or JDA's expectation that we will increase revenues from the Japanese market), we would remind our investors and prospective investors that future events may involve risks and uncertainties.