Up My Alley

Let’s take a look at some informal ways to express a perfect fit 🙂 … or a less-than-perfect fit :(.

If something is right up someone’s alley, it means that it suits them perfectly and is compatible with their interests.


  • “Caroline is passionate about zoology and journalism. A job at National Geographic would be right up her alley!


  • “I think restaurant design is right up your alley. You have a ton of experience in restaurant management, and you’re crazy about interior design!”

If something fits someone like a glove, it means that it fits their body perfectly (usually referring to clothing) or that it suits them well. Continue reading