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I am right; I am left.
I am on; I am wrong.
I am winter; I am heat.
I am ahead; I am last.
I am play; I am serious.
I am wood; I am man.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ you are right, left, on, wrong, winter, heat, ahead, last, play, serious, wood and man $\endgroup$ – Fabich May 23 '16 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ added the word tag for clarity. $\endgroup$ – Matt May 23 '16 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ "Thing" would work! $\endgroup$ – fffred May 23 '16 at 16:26
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You are

Dead

Because

I think all the sentences refer to commonly used idioms and expressions.

I am right;

Dead right - right without doubt.

I am left.

Left for dead - left in a situation where death is the most likely outcome.

I am on;

Dead on - perfectly accurate, exactly right.

I am wrong.

Dead wrong - completely wrong.

I am winter;

Dead of winter - the middle of winter.

I am heat.

Dead heat - a situation in which two or more competitors in a race are exactly level.

I am ahead;

Dead ahead - straight ahead.

I am last.

Dead last - exactly last.

I am play;

Play dead - to pretend to be dead.

I am serious.

Dead serious - completely serious.

I am wood;

Dead wood - people or things no longer useful or productive.

I am man.

Dead man - an object buried in or secured to the ground for the purpose of providing anchorage or leverage.

The Ringer

Dead ringer - an exact lookalike.

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    $\begingroup$ Bingo! Well done. $\endgroup$ – Matt May 23 '16 at 16:29

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