(right) down (one's) alley

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(right) down (one's) alley

Something that one is or would be very interested in. A variant of the more common phrase "(right) up (one's) alley." Lou loves baseball, so you should definitely invite him to a game—it would be right down his alley. I love science, so studying medicine is down my alley.
See also: alley, down

right down someone's alley

 and right up someone's alley
Fig. ideally suited to one's interests or abilities. Skiing is right down my alley. I love it. This kind of thing is right up John's alley.
See also: alley, down, right
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Quick to travel on, easily ridden down alley ways and through parks, they represent the perfect getaway vehicle.
We rolled along with our windows down, listening and looking up and down alleys for anything suspicious or any kind of unrest.
Specialising in long walks criss-crossing the capital, she dives down alleys to reveal unexpected details about the city's past.
GUIDED BY AN EXPERT Where: London, UK WHETHER you're a first-time visitor to London, or an old hand who wants to delve a little deeper into the city, Blue Badge guide Sophie Campbell will showcase the capital in a completely new light as she dives down alleys to reveal unexpected details about the city's past.
As well as an anti-social nuisance, scrambler and quad bikes are also commonly used by serious criminals to help them escape down alleys, footpaths and through parks.
In Marrakech, motorbikes - those 1950s ones my dad likes - are everywhere, even zooming down alleys no wider than a few feet.
In Marrakesh, motorbikes - those 1950s ones my dad likes - are everywhere, even zooming down alleys no wider than a few feet.
"We are not hiding them down alleys or anything like that," Dunbar said.
National Public Radio (NPR) described India's polio-free status as "the culmination of a gruelling battle that sent millions of health workers down alleys, up mountains and across deserts to reach every child in India during the course of the past 19 years".
A quarter-mile pursuit, through parking lots, down alleys and over a fence, ensued.
At a meeting with councillor Nicky Walker, Executive member for environment, another resident said: "If you can get along [the alley] for refuse why can't you get a wagon along for the recycling?" Councillor Walker explained the council had a smaller "alley cat" wagon - but the recycling contractor only had standard sized bin wagons which could not get down alleys.
When they refused, police fired gas canisters into the crowds and officers in riot gear chased groups of demonstrators down alleys leading from the square, then blocked them off.
Tucked between the shopping malls and the eye-popping modern architecture is the old Shanghai, where temples appear down alleys, along with street markets and traditional Chinese gardens.