“Right Up My Alley”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 294
Right up my alley ってどういう意味？
Right up my alley は「うってつけ」「ぴったり」「適している」「私の得意分野」といった意味になります。
Right up my alley ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: Could you help me with this formula? I am not good at Excel.
You: Of course! That’s right up my alley.
Right up my alley の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone Justin here! And I am back
with another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week
everyone we are going to learn: Right Up
My Alley. So to find out how to use this
and what it means please stay tuned. But
first as always everyone, let's start
with a quick review of last week's
lesson. Alright everyone, so imagine I say:
You know, I think we should delay the
launch of the product. There are a lot of
things that are going wrong, we need a
little bit more time. Okay, so imagine
that you agree with my opinion. So how do
you say that using the expression from
last week? Give you five seconds. Are you
ready? Alright and go!
Okay and time is up! If you said: Yes, I second that. Then
that's exactly right. Well done and thank
you for remembering last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, let's move on to:
Right Up My Alley. Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm working hard,
I'm in the office, but I'm having some
difficulty. I'm having some problems, so I
say: Taro, you know, can you help me with
this formula? I'm not good at Excel. So
I'm trying to create this formula but
I'm not good with Excel. I'm not good
with numbers or formulas. So I ask Taro
for help. Taro says: Yeah of course, that's
my good skill. Alright, I'm glad you
have that skill because I do not.
Alright, thank you Taro. Thank you for your
Now although, this is fine, I can
understand that maybe you are very good
with numbers, you're very good with Excel.
Maybe it's something that you are very
interested in. But to say this a more
natural way, you can say: Of course, yeah
that's right up my alley. That's my
specialty, that's something that maybe I
have a lot of interest in.
Maybe I have a lot of experience
with. So something that I know a lot
about. So yeah, that's right up my alley.
Okay? So when alley is like a small side
street. Just in case you were
wondering what alley means. But when
something is right up your alley is
something that you are very good with.
You're comfortable with and/or you have
a lot of interest in. Okay, alright so
pronunciation, please repeat after me
everyone. That's right up my alley.
Good! That's right up my alley. Now after my question here: Excuse me, sorry, can you help me with this
formula? I'm just not very good at Excel.
And you say:
Yeah of course no problem, yeah
that's right up my alley. I love Excel.
Okay? So please remember this and we'll
cover this again in the review next week.
Okay everyone, so our bonus question this
week is another way to say you got to:
work hard so I can make money. Make money.
Okay, so we covered this in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video
lessons so take a look if you have the
And of course I will leave the answer to
last week's bonus question in the
information section below.
Ok everyone so that is it for us this
week. Thank you always for watching! Have
a great weekend everyone and I will see
you next time! Bye bye.