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be all right

1. To be of fair quality; to not be 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, unharmed, or in a healthy or satisfactory state. Sorry for making such a sharp turn there! Is everyone all right? The back roads are a bit slippery, but if you stick to the main routes you'll be 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.
He added: "I am all right. I am a little bit sore but a lot better than I was Monday.
She said "No I am all right...I just want to be with him." What do you say to that?
I meditated on her words "I am all right", the human spirit is amazing.
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 don't know what all the fuss is about.'
``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 have got my rail pension so I am all right. I can get along, but for anybody who is on the minimum rate of pounds 77 a week, it's disgusting when we see people who have worked their entire life for a pittance.
"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.