right as rain

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right as rain (comparative righter than rain, superlative -)

  1. (simile, colloquial) Very good; healthy.
    • 1894, George Augustus Sala, Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known:
      So I went to him [Thackeray d. 1863] while he was at breakfast in Onslow Square, on the morning of the banquet, and asked him if the speech was " all right." "As right as rain," he replied.
    • 1999, Frank McCourt, Tis: A Memoir, p. 322:
      Malachy brought me aspirins and vitamins and told me I'd be as right as rain in the morning and I wondered what that meant, right as rain.
  2. (simile, colloquial) Correct; factually accurate.
    • 1894, Robert Barr, In the Midst of Alarms, ch. 23:
      "To whom are you engaged? As I understand your talk, it is to Miss Bartlett. Am I right?"
      "Right as rain, Renny."

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