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all right (3)

This page is about the conversational phrase all right (3)

Meaning

You can say this if you're trying to comfort someone.

For example

  • Gary was upset after losing his match, so I said, "It's all right, son. You can't win them all."

  • Grandma's dog was missing, so I rang her and said, "It's all right, Granny. I'm sure she'll come back."

Quick Quiz

I hugged him and said, "It's all right, Guy." I could see he'd been

a. crying

b. laughing

c. celebrating

Contributor: Matt Errey