sit right (with one)

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sit right (with one)

To be acceptable, agreeable, or permissible to one; to seem correct, appropriate, or prudent. Typically used in negative constructions. Something about the whole arrangement just didn't sit right, so I decided to investigate the matter further. As long as the plan sits right with my advisors, I'm happy to sign off on it. Something you said doesn't sit right with us.
See also: right, sit

sit right with someone

Fig. [for something] to be acceptable or understandable to someone. (Very close to sit well with someone.) What you just said doesn't really sit right with me. Let's talk about it. It didn't sit right with the boss.
See also: right, sit
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The role of first reserve didn't sit right with the Irishman and, following a chat with Warnock after the club's pre-season tour of North America, he and his agent set about engineering a move away.
"I thought about 'would it help in the right way?' and 'is it right?' - but it didn't sit right with me.
I thought about, 'Would it help in the right way, is it right?' But it didn't sit right with me."
"It didn't sit right with me that the town had nothing up for the centenary, I wanted to make sure that there was something there when the soldiers march past on Sunday."
She stuck out of his life in a way that didn't sit right with him.
That didn't sit right with Trustee Sandy Doehler, who was one of three trustees who opposed the move.
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The decision to ban them didn't sit right with some Chinese.
The raw emotion of leaving the club after so long there just didn't sit right with me.
(playing against them) just didn't sit right with me.
She claimed that producers stepped in to stop Olympios' drinking, which didn't sit right with her.
traffic stop didn't sit right with her, so after she got home she called the sheriff's
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