up/down your alley


up/down your alley
   If something is (right) up or down your alley, it is exactly the sort of thing that will suit your tastes or abilities.
   

Alex loves reading, so the job in the bookshop is right up his alley.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • down one's alley — • down one s alley • up one s alley suited to one s tastes and abilities Computers are down his alley so I am sure that he will be interested in taking the job. something one is good at or enjoys Computer programming is right up his alley and he… …   Idioms and examples

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  • alley — noun (C) 1 a narrow street between or behind buildings 2 right up/down sb s alley AmE very suitable for someone: The job sounds right up your alley. see also: blind alley, bowling alley …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • down one's alley — or[up one s alley] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. * /Baseball is right down Jim s alley./ Compare: CUP OF TEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's alley — or[up one s alley] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. * /Baseball is right down Jim s alley./ Compare: CUP OF TEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

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