right-side up definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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adverb & adj.
- a. With the top facing upward: Keep this box right-side up.b. In or into the correct orientation: Turn the slides right-side up in the projector.
- In or into a condition of order: Get this house right-side up before any guests arrive.
right-side up - Phrases/Idioms
With the top facing upward, as in Please keep the box holding the china right-side up, or He turned his cards right-side up. [Early 1500s]