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    right up my streets

    Can somebody give examples on using the phrase 'right up my street'? Thanks.

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    Re: right up my streets

    John: Do you want to come to a concert tonight?
    Jane: That depends on who's playing.
    John: Oh, it's the Kaiser Chiefs with Jeff Lynne's ELO in support.
    Jane: Wow! That's right up my street. Count me in!
    John: Great, see you at the Apollo tonight at 7.

    Note that you put "streets" in your title. That's incorrect. The set phrase is "right up my street". It basically means that it's something that really appeals to you, that's absolutely to your taste.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: right up my streets

    I was thinking of the literal sense, like "there's an Italian restaurant right up my street."

    For the figurative we use "up my alley."

    Is this another AmE/BrE difference?

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    Re: right up my streets

    I've heard "right up my alley" in BrE but it's certainly not as common as "right up my street".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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