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    right

    At the end of a telephone conversation Paul thanks Mr. Berman for help in discharging Holly from prison. Berman says just one word: "Right!".
    What does he mean by that?
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    #2

    Re: right

    'You're welcome.'

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    #3

    Re: right

    Interesting, dictionaries say nothing about such a meaning of 'right'. Is that some out-dated usage? Or maybe regional?


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    #4

    Re: right

    It is just spoken English.

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    #5

    Re: right

    I once thanked an American gentleman for holding a door open for me. He said 'Certainly'.

    That's not in dictionaries, either.

    People sometimes like to find alternatives for clichéed expressions like 'You're welcome'.

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