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slang Excellent; awesome. Wow, that was a righteous concert! A: "I just heard they released a brand-new album today!" B: "Whoa, righteous!"

a righteous collar

A morally and legally justified arrest. The police officer is being challenged to prove that she made a righteous collar. The judge agreed that it was a righteous collar, throwing out the defendant's motion to have the case dismissed.
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mod. good; of good quality. (Originally black.) She is a righteous mama.

righteous collar

n. a justifiable arrest. (As opposed to a setup or a frame.) Spike was taken in, and the gang agreed it was a righteous collar. Mooshoo was caught red-handed.
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He is fair to all concerned and that's why you people rejoice when the righteous is in power.
16 ( ANI ): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday compared elections to no less than any war and likened Congress to righteous brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharat, Pandavas, and BJP to Kauravas - Pandavas' antithesis.
I know some of you had been deceived [that there were no longer other righteous souls out there].
In 1995, Jzef and Wiktoria Ulma were posthumously awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations.
Mohamed Helmy, as a Righteous Among the Nations for saving the lives of four of his Jewish friends in the Holocaust.
As Ahad HaAm puts it, "Thou art righteous, O Lord--this the Prophet cannot doubt, although his eyes tell him that the way of the wicked prospereth (Jer.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The military spokesman for the League of the Righteous (Asai'b Ahl Al-Haq, Jawad Tlabawi warned that "Daesh wants to conduct operations inside Baghdad in Karkh and Rusafa in order to stagger the heroic operations of the Armed Forces for the Liberation the city of Mosul.
Talking on behalf of the EDL branches in Al-Bekaa region, Ali El-Hajj Youssef said that they have taken back the streets, staged sit-ins and closed roads after ten days had passed on their open sit-in yet "no positive step has been made to solve their righteous case seen.
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.
Righteous Release will captivate the mind of the reader as David begins a life that is beyond his comfort zone.
People believe they are righteous, and Allah is with the righteous people," Ayatollah concluded his statement.
In this memoir, the baritone of the Righteous Brothers charts his early years and rise to fame, tours with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, parts in films, and headline tours.
The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir captures the voice and experiences of Bill Medley, one of the Righteous Brothers, and packs in a story of musical partnerships, the changing politics and music of popular music in the 1960s, and more.
The exhibition, Righteous Among the Nations, has been brought to Liverpool by Merseyside Polonia and will be taking place in the run-up to Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.
Dimitar Peshev, the man whose initiative rescued a total of 50A 000 Bulgarian Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps, will be commemorated in the Graden of the Righteous in Milan.