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(as) right as rain

In good health or order; working just as someone or something should. I have a broken foot, but once I get my cast off, the doctor says I'll be as right as rain. The project would be right as rain if we could just get the servers to stay online.
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*right as rain

Cliché perfectly fine; all right. (Based on the alliteration with r. *Also: as ~.) Lily has sprained her ankle, but after a few weeks of rest she should be as right as rain. All we need to do is tidy the house up; then it will be right as rain.
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right as rain

In good order or good health, satisfactory, as in He was very ill, but he's right as rain now, or If she'd only worked on it another week everything would have been as right as rain. The allusion in this simile is unclear, but it originated in Britain, where rainy weather is a normal fact of life, and indeed W.L. Phelps wrote, "The expression 'right as rain' must have been invented by an Englishman." It was first recorded in 1894.
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right as rain

INFORMAL
If someone is as right as rain, they are feeling well or healthy again after an illness or injury. We put a bandage on his knee, gave him a biscuit and a cup of tea and he was right as rain.
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right as rain

(of a person) perfectly fit and well, especially after a minor illness or accident. informal
1995 Patrick McCabe The Dead School You just make sure to give him this medicine and come tomorrow night he'll be right as rain.
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(as) right as ˈrain

(informal) in good health or condition: Get lots of fresh air and rest and you’ll soon be feeling as right as rain again.
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right as rain

verb
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