Right Thing

Right Thing

That which is *compellingly* the correct or appropriate thing to use, do, say, etc. Always capitalised, always emphasised in speech as though capitalised. Use of this term often implies that in fact reasonable people may disagree. "What's the Right Thing for Lisp to do when it sees "(mod a 0)"? Should it return "a", or give a divide-by-0 error?"

Opposite: Wrong Thing.
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De Lima said she could have kept mum on the spate of killings in the country but she realized that calling for a Senate inquiry on the issue was the right thing to do.
After that we will then have a good look and decide whether what was done was the right thing to do, the wrong thing to do, does it need modifying, does it need scrapping?
Customers, suppliers and employees seek to work with companies that sustain a strong reputation built not only on the quality of a company's products and services but also on the trust that in every interaction, a company will "do the right thing.
Afterward Smyczek was interviewed about his decision and said simply, "It was just the right thing to do.
But then if you wouldn't have won, you're like wondering: Hmm, was that the right thing to do, to go on the break for so long?
Now, whether or not we agreed on the interpretation of that statement is somewhat up for debate, but I have found that our internal barometers of what 'the right thing to do' is are typically pretty well-tuned.
Pity, they didn't do the right thing for the right reasons.
I told him that it was his job to do the right thing.
Summary: Sir Mervyn King says pumping Au75 billion into the economy is the right thing to do as we face the "the most serious financial crisis" ever
I feel like I've done the right thing because I've enjoyed the work so far but what will really make sure is if we succeed in our goal,'' he said.
I think part of it genuinely is karma, but I think it's the karma created by him understanding what a right action is and making the right choices and moving forward in manifesting the right thing," she added.
Anna Sonley, a 19-year-old student from Linthorpe, said: "They were doing the right thing because they can never be sure.