is that right

is that right

1. Is that really true? Is that a fact? Can be used to indicate simple acknowledgement or surprise, or sarcastically to indicate disbelief. A: "John's got the flu so he'll have to skip this week." B: "Is that right? That's too bad. Tell him I hope he feels better." A: "I'm actually a black belt." B: "Is that right? Wow, I never knew you were so highly trained." A: "I'd be rich if J.K. Rowling didn't steal my idea!" B: "Oh, is that right? Gee, too bad for you."
2. A phrase used to confirm that something is correct. The total I got is $80.42. Is that right?
See also: right, that
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Q: You want to put on record that definitely in the course of the commotion the police arrived, is that right?