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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The phrase "I'm alright, Jack" (or Joe, in this instance) also springs to mind when Mr Hatton rightly tells us the city has lost PS436m (60%) of its annual funding since 2010, and then boasts about "the fantastic regeneration" which is allegedly taking place in Liverpool.
Or is he one of those 'I'm alright, Jack' people, then he goes on to blame Blair/Brown for saddling us with three million immigrants.
It was, it seemed to me, a rather heartless and uncaring reaction, typical of the "I'm alright, Jack" attitude of both young and old today.
I'm alright, Jack: Walsall substitute Alex Nicholls does his best to get around Millwall's Jack Smith at The New Den.
REFLECTING ON THE FUTURE: Jack at home after being told the news a transplant donor match has been found; I'M ALRIGHT, JACK: Parents Laura and Bryce Close give Jack a cuddle a their home
Sellers, the star of several Pink Panther films and British comedy classics like I'm Alright, Jack and Dr Strangelove, is shown as a frequently cruel and difficult man to live with.
Their philosophy is if you can't stand on your own two feet, tough, because I'm alright, Jack.
I'm alright, Jack: David Edwards ofWolves holds off Everton's Jack Rodwell.
I'M ALRIGHT, JACK: Ian Poulter shows off his Union Jack trousers at Troon yester-; day