In this dialogue:

Which one is your mother?
The one all the way on the right.

I don’t get the meaning of “all the way”.
Does that mean on the distance?

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The leftmost person (Person A) is said to be "all the way to the left," while the person furthest to the right (Person D) can be said to be "all the way on the right."

Note: both prepositions (to and on) are grammatical, and you don't have to use to with left, or on with right.

Therefore, you wouldn't use the expression "all the way on the right" to describe the location of your mother unless there happened to be other people to the left of her, and no one on her right.

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