(right) up (one's) alley

(right) up (one's) alley

Ideally suited to one's interests. Anna loves watching movies, so I'm sure she'll go to the film festival with you—that's right up her alley. We're all thrilled to be up and about after seven hours on a bus!
See also: alley, up

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.
See also: alley, right, up

up one's alley

See also: alley, up

right up your alley

mainly AMERICAN
If something is right up your alley, it is the kind of thing you like or know about. This should be right up my alley but, despite the film's special effects, I found it rather boring. I thought this little problem would be right up your alley. Note: You can also say that something is right down your alley. I'll need whatever information you can turn up within the week. This case seems right down your alley. Note: The usual British expression is right up your street.
See also: alley, right, up

up (one's) alley

Informal
Compatible with one's interests or qualifications: an assignment that is right up your alley.
See also: alley, up
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