to rights

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Etymology[edit]

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

to rights

  1. Into proper order; properly.
    My shoulder was dislocated. It was agony to have it put to rights.
    I felt ill, but some fresh air and iced water set me to rights.
  2. (obsolete, informal) At once; immediately.
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