in the right, be

be in the right

To be correct or accurate. The zoning board ruled that we were in the right—that area is really part of our property. Oh, she's just mad because she knows I'm in the right.
See also: right

in the right, be

Have the support of fact, justice, or reason. For example, Nancy's parents were in the right when they took her teacher to task, or, as Shakespeare put it in Richard III (5:3): "He was in the right, and so indeed it is." [Late 1400s] Also see the antonym in the wrong.