be right up someone's alley

informal
to be what someone likes or is good at doing

That kind of music is right up our alley.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be right up someone's alley — be (right) up (someone s) alley informal, American & Australian, informal if something is right up someone s alley, it is exactly the type of thing that they know about or like to do. The job should be right up Steve s alley working with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be right up someone's alley — be right up someone’s alley informal phrase to be what someone likes or is good at doing That kind of music is right up our alley. Thesaurus: to be, or to become popular or fashionablesynonym Main entry: alley …   Useful english dictionary

  • be up someone's alley — be (right) up (someone s) alley informal, American & Australian, informal if something is right up someone s alley, it is exactly the type of thing that they know about or like to do. The job should be right up Steve s alley working with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • up someone's alley — (also down someone s alley) chiefly US informal : suited to someone s tastes or abilities A job like that would be right up my alley! [=a job like that would suit me very well] I love books, so volunteering at the library is right up my alley.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • up someone's alley — adjective Matching a persons interests or abilities well. This article would be right up his alley. Why dont you show it to him? …   Wiktionary

  • alley — al|ley [ æli ] noun count * 1. ) a narrow street or passage between or behind buildings: The attack occurred in a dark alley. 2. ) AMERICAN one of the two narrow areas at either side of a tennis court that are used when four people are playing be …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alley */ — UK [ˈælɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms alley : singular alley plural alleys a narrow street or passage between or behind buildings The attack occurred in a dark alley. • be right up someone s alley See: blind alley …   English dictionary

  • alley — alley1 [al′ē] n. pl. alleys [ME aly < OFr alee < aler (Fr aller), to go < ML alare, contr. < L ambulare, to walk: see AMBLE] 1. a lane in a garden or park, bordered by trees or shrubs 2. a narrow street or walk, specif., a lane behind …   English World dictionary

  • right — right1 [ raıt ] adverb *** ▸ 1 exactly ▸ 2 immediately ▸ 3 correctly/accurately ▸ 4 toward the right ▸ 5 all the way ▸ 6 completely ▸ 7 as would be normal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) exactly: Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • right — I UK [raɪt] / US adverb *** 1) exactly Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right here a minute ago. Am I late? No, you re right on time. right behind/in front of: Don t worry – I m right behind you. 2) immediately I knew… …   English dictionary

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