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all right

yes; very well; OK:
All right, I'll go with you.
(used as an interrogative or interrogative tag) OK?; do you agree?:
We'll deal with this problem tomorrow, all right?
satisfactorily; acceptably:
His work is coming along all right.
without fail; certainly:
You'll hear about this, all right!
safe; sound:
Are you all right?
satisfactory; acceptable:
His performance was all right, but I've seen better.
Informal. reliable; good:
That fellow is all right.
(a) bit of all right, British. quite satisfactory (used as an understatement):
The way he saved that child's life was a bit of all right.
late Old English
1100-50; orig. adv. phrase; compare Middle English al ri(g)ht indeed, straightway, at once, late Old English eall riht just (as)
Can be confused
all right, alright (see usage note at alright)
Usage note
See alright. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bit of right

all right

adjective (postpositive except in slang use)
adequate; satisfactory
unharmed; safe
(US, slang) all-right
  1. acceptable: an all-right book
  2. reliable: an all-right guy
sentence substitute
very well: used to express assent
satisfactorily; adequately: the car goes all right
without doubt: he's a bad one, all right
Also alright
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Slang definitions & phrases for bit of right

all right


Yes; I agree: All right, I'll go when you want


An exclamation of strong approval, esp of something well done or successful; way to go

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with bit of right

all right

Completely correct, as in You have a perfect score—your answers are all right. (It could just as well be put as “all your answers are right.”)
In proper or working order, in a satisfactory way, as in The engine is running all right now. [ Late 1800s ]
Also see: turn out all right
In good health, as in John had the flu, but he's all right now. [ Early 1900s ]
Not injured, safe, as in It was just a minor accident and everyone is all right. [ Early 1900s ]
Very well, yes, as in Do you want to leave now?—All right, or All right, we'll stay home. [ First half of 1800s ]
Also see: all right with you
Certainly, without a doubt, as in It's late all right, but it will probably come today. [ Mid-1800s ]
Hurrah! Good for you, as in All right! your team has done it again! [ ; mid-1900s ]
Also, all-right. Good, satisfactory. For example, This restaurant is all right, or Harry is an all-right guy. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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