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all right(y) already

Please stop; that's enough. Typically used as an expression of frustration. All right already! We can have pizza for dinner tonight, just stop whining about it! All righty already! I'm turning off the TV because I can't watch that movie one more time!
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all righty

slang A sentence substitute used when one agrees to something or acknowledges something, similar to "OK" or "sure." The addition of "-y" at the end of "right" is intended to be very informal or humorous. All righty, let's go to the movies tonight. A: "I'm going out, I'll be back tonight." B: "All righty, see you later."
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lefty loosey, righty tighty

A mnemonic used to remember the correct direction to rotate something along threads in order to loosen or tighten it, such as screws, lids of jars, or nuts along bolts. ("Left" means counter-clockwise rotation, "right" means clockwise rotation.) No, no, you're turning the screwdriver the wrong way. Lefty loosey, righty tighty!
See also: lefty, righty, tighty

righty tighty, lefty loosey

A mnemonic used to remember the correct direction to rotate something along threads in order to loosen or tighten it, such as screws, lids of jars, or nuts along bolts. ("Left" means counter-clockwise rotation, "right" means clockwise rotation.) No, no, you're turning the screwdriver the wrong way. Righty tighty, lefty loosey!
See also: lefty, loosey, righty
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

all righty

Inf. All right.; OK. Tom: Let's go to the state fair. Bill: All righty, let's do that. Everybody ready? All righty, then, let's get started.
See also: all, righty

All right(y) already!

Inf. an impatient way of indicating agreement or acquiescence. Alice: All right already! Stop pushing me! Mary: I didn't do anything! Bill: Come on! Get over here! Bob: All righty already! Don't rush me!
See also: all, right
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

All right already!

and All righty already!
phr. All right!; Okay. (The second version is more comical than rude.) All right already! Stop pushing me!
See also: all, right

All righty already!

verb
See also: all, righty
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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