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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A neighbour - who wishes to remain nameless - added: "I have lived here for 40 years and the idea of someone with [Derek Barnes'] reputation building here does not sit right with me."
However, he stressed that the award would not sit right with him.
I've always said Grand National winners going up 7lb, 8lb, 9lb still does not sit right with me in some ways, but that's the way it is and it's just become the best staying handicap chase there is and that's what it is.
And the far right, which was competing with Macron, does not sit right with the French community.
Time after time, the answer Effa receives is, "That's just the way things are." This pat answer did not sit right with Effa--she somehow understood these unreasonable practices were inherently wrong.
Something about this just did not sit right with me.
"The instructor constantly talked about how much money there was to be made in real estate, but something about it did not sit right with me.
This did not sit right with the people of Liverpool, who showed such a united spirit to get behind the bid for Capital of Culture status, only to find themselves being shut out of the follow up process.
"I still feel good towards Mike [Umaga}, Darren [Grew-cock] and the team, I hold them all in high regard but the way in which promises were broken does not sit right with my principles.
But the idea of exposing food to gamma rays does not sit right with many people.
He said: "It was my own decision to leave because there were a number of aspects that did not sit right with me for a number of reasons.
"I will say that Yorkey put in a few good years before he left; this is a guy wanting to go after one good year and that just does not sit right with me, I'm afraid."
Even Robbie's own fans hit out, with one writing on his official website: "Taking advantage of vulnerable people for financial gain does not sit right with me."
It might not sit right with some Scots but everyone else is at it so why shouldn't we?