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right-side up

[rahyt-sahyd] /ˈraɪtˌsaɪd/
adverb, adjective
1.
with the top or correct side facing up:
turn the carton right-side up; a right-side up image.
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  • He turns the delighted baby upside down and right-side up, and smiles sunnily at the resultant shrieks of mirth.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • Mappo took her up in one of his strong hairy arms, and, very luckily he picked her right-side up.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey Richard Barnum
Idioms and Phrases with right-side up

right-side up

With the top facing upward, as in Please keep the box holding the china right-side up, or He turned his cards right-side up. [ Early 1500s ]
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