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right up one's alley

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right up one's alley

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Perfect for someone; exactly what someone is best at: Teaching grammar is right up her alley


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with right up one's alley

right up one's alley

Also, right down one's alley. In one's specialty, to one's taste, as in Writing press releases is right up her alley, or He loved opera, so this program of arias was right down his alley. These idioms use alley in the sense of “one's own province,” a usage dating from the early 1600s. [ First half of 1900s ]
Also see: cup of tea
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