I'm all right, Jack

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I'm all right, Jack

The notion of self-centered complacency, i.e., of being satisfied or happy with one's circumstances, and thus unconcerned with anyone else's. Often used as a modifier before a noun, though typically not hyphenated. Primarily heard in UK. What's most interesting is that people who get supplementary income from the government are more likely to have an "I'm all right, Jack" attitude about welfare, tending to oppose broadening the scope to include others who earn less money each week, or none at all.
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I'm all right, Jack

People say I'm all right, Jack to mean that their own situation is good and they do not care about anyone else. It's easy to think only of yourselves, say `I'm all right Jack' and sign the contract. Note: I'm all right, Jack is used before nouns to describe this kind of attitude. That's a bit of an I'm all right Jack attitude isn't it?
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I'm all right, Jack

used to express or comment upon selfish complacency. informal
I'm all right, Jack was an early 20th-century catchphrase which became the title of a 1959 British film.
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I’m all ˈright, Jack

(British English, informal) used by or about somebody who is happy with their own life and does not care about other people’s problems: He has a typical ‘I’m all right, Jack’ attitude — as long as he’s doing well he doesn’t care about anyone else.
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In other words we should not follow the philosophy as portrayed in the film 'I'm Alright Jack', but instead be more accommodating to immigrants where we can.
No feeling for anyone but himself - a real 'I'm alright Jack'.
We in Erdington always thought that Sion Simon was the worst possible excuse for democracy until 'I'm Alright Jack' came along.
THE "I'm alright Jack" statement about Newcastle from Sir Len Fenwick, Chief Executive of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, suggests he is carrying a big chip on his shoulder.
THE sorry tale of Mark and Sarah Jones should be ample warning of the "I'm alright Jack" culture we can expect should those callous Tories get their mitts on Westminster's levers of power.
The former backgammon player turned poker ace who claims to have learnt English while listening to Pink Floyd albums - presumably Dark Side of the Moon where the track entitled Money contains the line: Money get back / I'm alright Jack keep your hands of my stack - has become one of Denmark's highest-profile individuals.
I'M ALRIGHT JACK: History maker Mike Jack is mobbed after completing his double; HOORAY HARRY: Boss Cairney can't conceal his joy as club chairman Henry McClelland, second left below, parties with his family
We must stop this "I'm alright Jack" attitude or we won't have a community to go home to after work.
Because any halfwit who thinks the "I'm Alright Jack, Pull The Ladder Up Championship" is a plan for the future of our game must be so badly deranged they wouldn't have a hope in hell of pulling together a garden fete, let alone our national sport.
I love life but it grieves me to see so much goodness being swamped and destroyed by the attitude of many that they must not get involved, I'm alright Jack hard lines for you.
The "I'm Alright Jack" philosophy has become so fashionable in some boardrooms that already there is talk of "cherry picking" a second division of the Premier League.
It seems that the 'I'm alright Jack' brigade believe the spin about benefit claimants, immigration, the rise in house prices and the slight improvement in the economy.
'I'm Alright Jack', Kingstanding Birmingham Mail, July 6, 1962
The trouble is, with so many people of his opinion out there, with an "I'm alright Jack" mentality, we are damaging our planet..