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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I am pleased to hear that you and Dad and Auntie and Kit and Em and Jim are alright.
I am alright' Now we know you are alright, reunited with mam.
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Well OK, they are all in their thirties, but I still have to phone and email them to make sure they are alright.
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