right\ up\ one's\ alley

• right down
• right up one's alley
adv. phr.
In accordance with one's specialty or predilection.

This kind of preclassical music is right up Bill's alley; after all, he wrote his Ph.D. on Bach.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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