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Right as the mail

Posted by R. Berg on May 19, 2001

In Reply to: Right as the mail posted by Montse on May 19, 2001

: Hi there! I'm doing a comparison between some translations of "The Dubliners" and got stucked up with the same problem. I wanted to know if you finally found the meaning of "to be as right as the mail" and if you could send it to me, please.
: Thank you very much!

"Right as the mail" means absolutely right, absolutely correct, with no possibility of error or uncertainty. The idea behind it is that the mail (the post) is always delivered properly and promptly.