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    dead right (meaning)

    Hi! What does "dead right" mean in the following example?

    "I can tell you the F-35 is another file – now we see KPMG come out with a report that couldn’t be more plain and simple – that Conservatives were dead right and that those planes would cost $9 billion and that the service contract for 20 years would be $16 billion.”

    Does it mean that Conservatives were absolutely right ​about the cost of those planes?

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    Re: dead right (meaning)

    I'm not sure what the Conservatives were right about, but it seems likely that it had to do with the cost of the planes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: dead right (meaning)

    Yes, it means "absolutely" right. KPMG is one of the largest accounting and financial services company in the world. Evidently they were hired to investigate the true cost of the F-35 program. It is likely that conservatives and liberals were arguing about the real cost (as they often do).

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    Re: dead right (meaning)

    Dead right/dead wrong = absolutely/completely/entirely/100% right/wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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