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right up one's alley

right up one's alley English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 04 2021

Themes: Fashion, Hobbies, Sports, Travel


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Today, I got in the mail two eyeshadow palettes, but I feel like the one right here is right up my alley. And I say it’s right up my alley because it has neutral shades that I can use every day.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about finding perfect makeup colors

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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matching one’s interests; just right for a specific person

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Two sets of eyeshadow colors arrived in Kat’s mail today. One of them is fun but too bright and wild to wear every day. However, the other is right up Kat’s alley. Its colors are perfect for wearing on any day.

When something is right up your alley, it is perfect for you! It might be a type of music, a specific sport, or a place to visit. Almost anything can be right up someone’s alley if it is a great match for that person. What is right up your alley? How difficult is it to find the perfect thing?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Your band is right up my alley. I love your songs!”

“Mike loves to swim, so a house on the lake was right up his alley.”

“That is the perfect shirt for you, totally right up your alley!”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

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