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go right

To happen or unfold successfully, correctly, and/or fortuitously. Nothing has gone right for Tom since his marriage to Anthony fell apart. If our plan goes right, we'll see a huge bump in sales by the end of the year.
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go right

Succeed, happen correctly, as in If everything goes right, we should be in Canada by Tuesday, or Nothing has gone right for me today. This idiom uses right in the sense of "in a satisfactory state," a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
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References in classic literature ?
All went right, and the groom lay snoring with his hand upon the golden saddle.
And he was killed one day--fell off a big load of hay just as it was going into the barn, and the wheel went right over his little body and crushed the life out of it.
Oh, he didn't growl at the weather when it was fine, and he was mostly real pleasant and agreeable when everything went right.
She went one way, and Jenny went another; one went right to Lunnun, and t'other went right from it.
When she went from here, she went right away nor'ard by the high road.
Everything went right until I saw Marilla coming with the plum pudding in one hand and the pitcher of pudding sauce WARMED UP, in the other.
She went right upstairs and looked into the attics, but she could not find him anywhere.
He was poking along through his ups and downs, and when he come to that place he went right along.
First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
It went right through this and through the cuirass of cunning workmanship; it also pierced the belt beneath it, which he wore next his skin to keep out darts or arrows; it was this that served him in the best stead, nevertheless the arrow went through it and grazed the top of the skin, so that blood began flowing from the wound.
Therefore he was named Simoeisius, but he did not live to pay his parents for his rearing, for he was cut off untimely by the spear of mighty Ajax, who struck him in the breast by the right nipple as he was coming on among the foremost fighters; the spear went right through his shoulder, and he fell as a poplar that has grown straight and tall in a meadow by some mere, and its top is thick with branches.
And she pressed the thorn-bush to her breast, so firmly, that it might be thoroughly warmed, and the thorns went right into her flesh, and her blood flowed in large drops, but the thornbush shot forth fresh green leaves, and there came flowers on it in the cold winter night, the heart of the afflicted mother was so warm; and the thorn-bush told her the way she should go.
The sailors were all saved, but the ship went right to the bottom of the sea, and the same Terrible Shark that swallowed me, swallowed most of it.
The moan, which told of pain and deadly weakness, and the way in which his jaw hung open went right to my heart.
Father used to say there was nothing that went right to the spot with returned missionaries like pork 'n' beans 'n' brown bread.