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right-side up

With the correct part (of something) on top or facing upward; in the correct orientation. The bottles in this container are prone to leaking, so be sure it remains right-side up during transit. My artist friend smirked at me as he took my new painting off the wall and then hung it up again right-side up.
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right side up

with the correct (top) side upwards, as with a box or some other container. Keep this box right side up, or the contents will be crushed. Please set your coffee cup right side up sol can fill it. the right Stuff the right or correct character or set of skills to do something well. She's got the right stuff to be a winner.
See also: right, side, up

ˌright side ˈup

(American English) with the top part turned to the top; in the correct, normal position: I dropped my toast, but luckily it fell right side up.
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Because his prose at times verges on police-blotter reportage ("Just the facts, ma'am"), Right Side Up lacks the literary dimensions that might have made it a political classic.
Too often Right Side Up readers will feel they are once removed, merely observing the author watch his cast perform the painful interactions between their character and the circumstances in which they find themselves.
What do we actually learn about the last decade of federal politics in Right Side Up that we didn't know from our morning Globe and Mail?
He would have done better to end Right Side Up with Paul Martin's abdication and Stephen Harper's move into office.
I predict that Right Side Up will be the first of many Paul Wells bestsellers.