have the right idea

have the right idea
have the right idea informal phrase
if you say that someone has the right idea, you think that what they are doing is right or good

The Spanish have the right idea, they have a siesta after lunch.

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have the right iˈdea idiom
to have found a very good or successful way of living, doing sth, etc

He's certainly got the right idea— retiring at 55.

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