Idiom : Dead Right - Idioms In English Language

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In this lesson, you will learn about the idiom 'dead right' and how to use it in your conversations.


Sam: To be 'dead right' means to be certain that something or someone is correct.

Susan: Yes, this is an idiom which means that something is correct without a doubt.

Sam: Will you give us an example, Susan?

Susan: Sure! You were dead right when you said that Mike would arrive sharply at 9.

Sam: Good example. That was because I know Mike very well. So, 'dead right' means something is absolutely correct.

Susan: Right. This is an expression that we can use when we want to agree with people, right?

Sam: You're dead right, it is!

Susan: Very good, Sam. You've used it correctly!

Sam: Thank you, Susan. Okay, let's learn more by listening to some conversations.

Susan: Good idea! It'll be helpful.

Where Are My Keys?

Nathan: Glory, where are the car keys?

Glory: I saw you put them in your pocket.

Nathan: I'm sorry, I don't think they're there.

Glory: They were in the right pocket of your blue coat, I'm telling you.

Nathan: Hey, you're dead right! The keys were there all along.

Who's That Annoying Caller?

Sam: Man, tell me how to find who's that annoying caller. I don't recognize the number.

Nathan: He just keeps calling and hanging up?

Sam: Yes, and when I call back, no one ever picks up.

Nathan: I bet it's your little brother. Call the number from my phone.

Sam: You're dead right! It was him.

Nathan: See? Don't get stressed over such small things, Sam.

Supertrain Vs Normal Train.

Nathan: Sam, can you guess the speed of the latest super train?

Sam: Sure I can. It's faster than the normal train!

Nathan: Clever answer. You're dead right, my friend!

Math Genius.

Susan: Glory, do you know the answer to the math question on page 3?

Glory: Yep, it's 5.555

Susan: Dead right!

Glory: Math is my best subject. Ask me another.

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