#27b Right up my alley - This is my cup of tea TEST

Released Sunday, 28th June 2020
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That's right up my alley.

I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley, so.

What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous right up my alley.

Welcome back to fluent vocabulary. On this episode, we covered the expression "right up my alley".

If you like being in front of people and on the, on the stage, you get to work with people every single day and that's your job.
And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in something called organizational development, organizational change.

To be right up one's alley means it's well suited to one's tastes interests or abilities, and it's quite informal. So my goal is I want to be able to use this expression in daily life.
And also I want to be able to use the synonyms. To reach this goal. I will listen to my own podcast several times because it's just right up my alley to learn things like that. I mean by producing this podcast, I'm going to learn the expression. And then by relistening to it on my mobile phone and, and reading the transcript at the same time, I'm going to learn a bunch of new vocabulary and I'm going to learn some intonation patterns when I am listening to the different audio bytes. (excerpts)
So in short, Well, learning with podcasts is right up my alley.

The characters are all very likable and the story has some pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories. The game really feels like it was a passion project for the developers. It has a lot of part. I hope that Ubisoft. Keeps making these unique downloadable UE art games. I've really enjoyed them and recommend Valliant house to everyone who is interested in war history or just good storytelling.

But of course be careful because you can use right up your alley to indicate that something's happening right up your alley when you use alley, not in a figurative sense, alley, as in a narrow passage way between or behind buildings. Imagine this. An alley is a path aligned with threes, bushes, or stones. I mean, this is one of the possible meanings, so let's listen to a literal example.

In Tennessee. Um, I think one of my first outbreaks, uh, was right up my alley. It was actually a, an outbreak of late onset, a group B streptococcus and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

And so let's take a look at some synonyms which we could use instead of right up my alley. So first, and for me, the favorite one is my cup of tea. This is my cup of tea. Another one could be, this is my thing, or this is my favorite thing, or this is really my thing. And then there is. My sort or my type. This is really my sword. This is really my type or my taste. So there are a bunch of different ways to express that this is really your thing. This is really what you like or what you can do really well.

And I was like, yep, this is for me. This is right up my alley. So I took a week off lectures in first year, which is a big, big thing to do.

I want to thank you very much for tuning in. And I really hope that this podcast is right up your alley. If so, please subscribe on a podcast service like Spotify or iTunes. And if you have any suggestions for improvement, you can reach me at my fluent podcast at dot com. I'm Daniel Goodson. And you're listening to fluent vocabulary.

Okay. What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous. Great contrast in woods. Great curves compound curve legs right up my alley. Now I know you love contrast and woods. So we chose a Walnut butter nut, and I think it really adds for a great detail.

The song in the background is called back on the road again, and the artist is Scott Holmes.

Exactly. I'm in computer technology department. Therefore I take an Excel class. I've taken the CSE one 10. I'm taking, you know,
so that's right up my alley.

Yeah, it's not my cup of tea, not, not the kind of thing that I would really advocate, but the interesting experiment beyond the social stuff.

pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories.
And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun and right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in something
Yeah, it's not my cup of tea.

Links:

https://www.powerthesaurus.org/right_up_my_alley/s…
Back On The Road Again by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Mu…

An alley:
a narrow passageway between or behind buildings.
"he took a short cut along an alley"

up your alley (Urban dictionary)
Means, "right in line with your tastes and/or abilities."
Sometimes "down your alley." Means the same thing.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=up…

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