right on! excl.
an excl. of encouragement, approval: excellent! perfect! exactly right! orig. black use but taken up by white hippies, radicals etc.
|Journal of Amer. Folklore 24 292: Railroad Bill was [a] mighty sport, Shot all [the] buttons off [the] high sheriff’s coat, Den hollered, ‘Right on, desperado Bill!’ .|
|Negro and His Songs (1964) 202: Railroad Bill was a mighty sport, / Shot all buttons off high sheriff’s coat / Den hollered, ‘Right on, Desperado Bill!’.|
|Seize the Time 122: A lot of the brothers said, ‘Right on time. Huey. Tell it. Right. Run it down, Huey.’.|
|Buttons 90: The whole house was full of naked people getting it on. Right on, brother!|
|S. Afr. People’s Plays (1981) 143: Right on, brother Vusi.Survival in Kavanagh|
|Fixx 102: Never trust anyone over thirty? Right on, man. I could dig it.|
|(con. 1960s) Blood Brothers 8: Right on, baby, right on.|
|Call of the Weird (2006) 164: Right on, man! Keep this town real!|