right up your street

British English

Meaning: If something is right up your street, it would be perfect for you or ideal for your skills and interests.

For example:

  • I've found a job that should be right up Humphrey's street. It's writing for a cricket magazine, so he could use his writing skills and his knowledge of cricket.

  • I thought a tour of German castles would be right up your street, Sarah.

Note: The idioms "right down your alley" and "right up your alley" have the same meaning, but they're used more in American English.

Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

My friend Georgina loves being with young children so a job that should be right up her street would be

a. sports coach

b. zoo keeper

c. kindergarten teacher

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Contributor: Matt Errey