come correct

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come correct (third-person singular simple present comes correct, present participle coming correct, simple past came correct, past participle come correct)

  1. (African-American Vernacular, intransitive) To behave properly or decently; to do the right thing.
    • 1994, “Sure Shot”, in Ill Communication, performed by Beastie Boys:
      I'm fresh like Dougie when I get my specs / And on the microphone, I come correct
    • 1999?, Vibe (volume 7, number 10, December 1999 to January 2000, page 250)
      Here, Tamar warns guys to come correct. "I won't be no ho / Just drop my clothes / And all the silly things that you're used to," she boldly sings.
    • 2006, Craig Hansen Werner, A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America, page 329:
      "Let me tell you what I found out," she confessed in words that challenged her generation to come correct on the state of its psyche, "The enemy was me. I hated me."
    • 2011, Jody Prince, Wanting to Live the Lavish Life, page 27:
      Sis, they know they have to come correct; a lot of men want to be needed by a woman, to make them feel like a man.