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right up your street

This page is about the idiom right up your street

British English


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.

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


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
a) sports coach b) zoo keeper c) kindergarten teacher

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Contributor: Matt Errey