right side up

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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.
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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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He would have done better to end Right Side Up with Paul Martin's abdication and Stephen Harper's move into office.
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