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Right made up

Posted by Lotg on December 05, 2004

In an earlier thread, the 'British Empire' thread, Lewis used the term 'right made up', which I queried.

TF answered with the following: : "Right made up" means very happy (at something having happened). I know it as Manc slang (emanating from Manchester in the North West of England), but it's more than possible that it's also an Irish expression. The London equivalent would be something like "dead chuffed".

Which explains the meaning, which was what I was asking. But I'd also like to know, how 'made up' means happy? Does anyone know how this came about? ---GODDESS