all right



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - all right

"all right"

acceptable;

acceptably

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - all right

"all right"

safe and well

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - all right

"all right"

only just good enough

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - all right

"all right"

allowed;

OK

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - all right

"all right"

used to emphasize the truth of a situation;

no doubt

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all right

Two friends are chatting over coffee ...

Friend 1: How's your coffee?

Friend 2:  It's all right.

Friend 1:  So, you're enjoying it, then?

Friend 2:  Ya, it's good.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all right

A husband is calling home from a business trip ...

Wife:  Hello, dear. How's your trip going?

Husband:  It's going well, thank you. How are you and the kids?

Wife:  We're all right. Everything is good here.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - all right

An employee is being given a performance review by her boss ...

Employee:  How am I doing?

Boss:  You're doing all right but not great. You'll keep your job for now.

Employee:  How can I improve?

Boss:  Well, a little more care and attention to detail and ...


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - all right

An employee and boss are talking one Friday ...

Employee:  Listen, my son's got a soccer tournament starting this afternoon and I'd sure like to be there to support him. Is it all right if I leave work an hour early today.

Boss:  Sure. As long as all your work is finished, you have my permission.

Employee:  Thanks.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - all right

Two friends are having coffee in a mall ...

Friend 1:  Is that Sarah from high school over there?

Friend 2: It could be. She's lost a lot of weight and has changed her hair color but, yes, that's her all right.





all right - Usage:

formal<---------------|------X--------->informal



all right - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all right.



all right - Examples:

1)  Harry Truman had never run anything either, and he did all right.

2)  The congressman noted that Florida handled things all right in 2000.

3)  That narrowed it down, all right.

4)  It's all right, it's all right. False alarm.

5)  I took a deep breath. "I did it, all right?" I said. My voice cracked.

6)  That'll help all right. Just tell' em that they're welcome to make any changes they want ...

7)  You'll be all right.

8)  try a few more, that's all I'm saying. Fine. All right. OK.

9)  That was out of line. It's all right. I understand.

10)  Yeah, the funds were stolen, all right. No question whatsoever about that. 

11)  What's going on? Is everything all right in there?

12)  ... and the first thing you did when I showed up was ask if I was alright?

13)  Alright, you caught us. We're actually not making any money.

14)  Also I DID squeeze in Girls last night, and it was alright.

15)  It's alright if those people want to integrate and they want to join.

16)  I have been in their shoes before and had "alright" support at best.

17)  They are our neighbors, and I hope everything is alright.

18)  But I have a question. Is it alright that they make a show of this girl who wasn't confident of her looks ...

19)  The cream horn was alright. The cream really didn't make it all the way to the bottom of ...

20)  I guess I have my own perspective on movies, which is alright with me.