right-side up


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right-side up

(rīt′sīd′)
adv. & adj.
1.
a. With the top facing upward: Keep this box right-side up.
b. In or into the correct orientation: The curator made sure the abstract paintings were hung right-side up.
2. In or into a condition of order: Get this house right-side up before any guests arrive.
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