sit right (with one)

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sit right (with one)

To be acceptable, agreeable, or permissible to one; to seem correct, appropriate, or prudent. Typically used in negative constructions. Something about the whole arrangement just didn't sit right, so I decided to investigate the matter further. As long as the plan sits right with my advisors, I'm happy to sign off on it. Something you said doesn't sit right with us.
See also: right, sit

sit right with someone

Fig. [for something] to be acceptable or understandable to someone. (Very close to sit well with someone.) What you just said doesn't really sit right with me. Let's talk about it. It didn't sit right with the boss.
See also: right, sit
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"I've had a couple of offers from different people to do Irish games but I've refused as it wouldn't sit right with me," he added.
"Anything else simply wouldn't sit right with us when we collect the trophy.
Jo said: "They were intended for slaughter but morally that wouldn't sit right with me.
The wing wizard collects shirts, insisting international football that it wouldn't sit right with him swapping shirts in the Premier League.
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