have the right idea

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have the right idea

A phrase used to show one's approval for what someone else has done. You guys sure have the right idea, living in a beachfront property like this. Look at that sunset!
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have the right iˈdea

have found a very good or successful way of living, doing something, etc: He’s certainly got the right idea, retiring at 55.
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The film blithely skips over the routine doctoring of military budget figures and outright lying about casualties that was McNamara's specialty--connivances that made him LBJ's favorite inherited cabinet member--as the Johnson administration plunged deeper into a war that neither Johnson nor Kennedy before him believed could be won from its very inception, and glosses over the intense antagonism between McNamara and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (in this, at least, McNamara seems to have had the right idea, albeit in the wrong brain).