up one's alley
also down one's alley phrasal suited to one's own tastes or abilities

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  • up 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

  • up one's alley — phrasal also down one s alley : adapted or suited especially to one s abilities or tastes the … fund raising business is right up his alley John Brooks * * * (or right up one s alley) informal well suited to one s tastes, interests, or abilities… …   Useful english dictionary

  • up\ one's\ alley — • down one s alley • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up one’s alley — Go to (right) up one’s alley …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • up one's alley — ► up (or right up) one s street (or N. Amer. alley) informal well suited to one s tastes, interests, or abilities. Main Entry: ↑street …   English terms dictionary

  • up one's alley — See: DOWN ONE S ALLEY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up one's alley — See: DOWN ONE S ALLEY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up one's alley — in the sphere of knowledge or interest that one knows or likes best …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • up one's alley — Australian Slang in the sphere of knowledge or interest that one knows or likes best …   English dialects glossary

  • right\ up\ one's\ alley — • right down • right up one s alley adv. phr. In accordance with one s specialty or predilection. This kind of preclassical music is right up Bill s alley; after all, he wrote his Ph.D. on Bach …   Словарь американских идиом

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