be all right

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be all right

1. To be fair. This usage emphasizes that something is not especially good or bad. That movie was just all right. Don't waste your money seeing it in the theater, but it might be worth a rental. My foot is all right these days, but I'm not ready to run a marathon or anything.
2. To be safe, uninjured, or unharmed. Sorry for making such a sharp turn there! Is everyone all right?
3. To be acceptable or permissible. Is it all right if I open a window in here?
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be all right (by/with somebody)

be convenient (for somebody); be allowed: ‘Yes, thank you, I will stay the night if it’s all right with you.’Is it all right to park here?
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References in classic literature ?
You see that I am all right now; tell me the truth.
Now I am all right," she said, and asking the vicomte to begin, she took up her work.
I am all right about that and have always wanted to have a brother or sister.
I am all right - and so is Manaar, I was able to ride him back to the stables bareback, but I just hope the fall hasn't harmed his confidence.
During the phone call from Slough she told her Yardley-based parents: 'Mum, dad, I am all right.
I will have to pass the doctor, but I am all right.
I just thank God I am all right and I was wearing my helmet.
My next door neighbour Margaret Foster has always been kind, but she has surpassed herself these last few days putting herself out to make sure I am all right.
He said: "I am all right and the staff are all fine because we all understand we can't win every game.
I am all right, although the shoulder doesn't feel 100 per cent to me and the manager has told me to take my time coming back.