down one's alley


down one's alley
• down one's alley
• up one's alley
suited to one's tastes and abilities

Computers are down his alley so I am sure that he will be interested in taking the job.

something one is good at or enjoys

Computer programming is right up his alley and he is very good at it.

по чьей-л. части, в чьей-л. возможности, в чьем-л. ведении

With your knowledge of sрorts, that football questions should be right down your alley.


Idioms and examples. 2014.

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  • down\ one's\ alley — • down one s alley • up one s alley adj. phr. slang Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. Baseball is right down Jim s alley. Compare: cup of tea …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down one's alley — or[up one s alley] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. * /Baseball is right down Jim s alley./ Compare: CUP OF TEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's alley — or[up one s alley] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. * /Baseball is right down Jim s alley./ Compare: CUP OF TEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's alley — phrasal see up one s alley …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down one's alley — phrasal see up one s alley …   Useful english dictionary

  • up/down one's alley —    If something is (right) up or down your alley, it is exactly the sort of thing that will suit your tastes or abilities.     Alex loves reading, so a job in a bookshop is right up his alley …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • up one's alley — • down one s alley • up one s alley suited to one s tastes and abilities Computers are down his alley so I am sure that he will be interested in taking the job. something one is good at or enjoys Computer programming is right up his alley and he… …   Idioms and examples

  • up\ one's\ alley — • down one s alley • up one s alley adj. phr. slang Suited to your tastes and abilities; what you like or like to do. Baseball is right down Jim s alley. Compare: cup of tea …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up one's alley — phrasal also down one s alley : adapted or suited especially to one s abilities or tastes the … fund raising business is right up his alley John Brooks * * * (or right up one s alley) informal well suited to one s tastes, interests, or abilities… …   Useful english dictionary

  • up one's alley — also down one s alley phrasal suited to one s own tastes or abilities …   New Collegiate Dictionary