July 11, 2006

up one’s alley

Posted in Idioms at 10:00 am by Feng

up one’s alley — Compatible with one’s interests or qualifications [dict]

In a magazine article, a guy described his brief experience of parenting two neighborhood kids, who ran away from their real parents’ incessant quarrelling and fighting. At start he felt reluctant to accommodate them as “dealing with kids was not up his alley“.

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