right stuff


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right stuff

n. Informal
Essential abilities or qualities, such as self-confidence, dependability, and knowledge, necessary for success in a given field or situation.
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Mother's milk not nourishin', that's what it was, because she didn't have the right stuff to eat.
That interested me awfully, because I always say it doesn't matter how you're born if you've got the right stuff in you.
That crew of Liverpool hard cases had in them the right stuff.
Of the new leadership team under Kelly, Eskandarian commented, "I have every confidence that this team has the right stuff to take us successfully into the future.
Harris, however, is a taut, trim man who just oozes assertiveness, authority and competence - he played John Glenn in ``The Right Stuff,'' for goodness sake.
16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Right Stuff, the reissue label operated by EMI's Cema Special Markets, will re-release two of Ringo Starr's most obscure and long-unavailable albums, "Stop and Smell the Roses" and "Old Wave.
They had to show me that they had the right stuff,'' Virnelson said.
The Mercury program, the United States' first manned space flight program, was immortalized in the 1983 film ``The Right Stuff.
95) at Bollywood and you receive the right stuff, chunks of tender mahi mahi swimming in a reddish brown curry of fearsome fieriness, studded with semi-pacifying cubes of potato and spiked with drops of tart lemon juice.
Westport Innovations' leadership team has the right stuff for growth, and Deloitte salutes their accomplishments," said Garry Foster, National Director, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte.
The Saul Zaentz Film Center worked on over 350 feature films and documentaries during its 24 year history, including Academy Award(R) winning soundtracks for the films Amadeus, The Right Stuff and The English Patient.