up (one's) alley

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up (one's) alley

Well suited to one's interests. I really like Romantic poetry, so this class on John Keats should be up my alley. I'm sure Dave can fix your car—mechanical things like that are really up his alley.
See also: alley, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

up one's alley

See also: alley, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

up one’s alley

verb
See also: alley, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

up (one's) alley

Informal
Compatible with one's interests or qualifications: an assignment that is right up your alley.
See also: alley, up
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A FRUSTRATED dad has slammed thoughtless fly tippers for ruining a community's efforts to clean up their alley.