Succeed, happen correctly, as in If everything goes right, we should be in Canada by Tuesday, or Nothing has gone right for me today. This idiom uses right in the sense of “in a satisfactory state,” a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
- Go right through one
see under go through one
- Gorilla arm
The side-effect that destroyed touch-screens as a mainstream input technology despite a promising start in the early 1980s. It seems the designers of all those spiffy touch-menu systems failed to notice that humans aren’t designed to hold their arms in front of their faces making small motions. After more than a very few selections, the […]
[guh-ril-uh] /gəˈrɪl ə/ noun 1. the largest of the anthropoid apes, Gorilla gorilla, terrestrial and vegetarian, of western equatorial Africa and the Kivu highlands, comprising the subspecies G. g. gorilla (western lowland gorilla) G. g. graueri (eastern lowland gorilla) and G. g. beringei (mountain gorilla) now rare. 2. an ugly, brutish person. 3. Slang. a […]
/ɡəˈrɪləˌɡræm/ noun 1. (informal) a jocular greetings message delivered to someone celebrating a birthday, engagement, etc, by a person dressed as a gorilla