Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Alley"

The meaning of "Alley" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does It's not up my alley. mean?
A: It's not up my alley.
It's not my cup of tea.
It's not my thing.

These expressions all mean the same thing. The meaning can be slightly different depending on the context. They can mean:

It's not my field of expertise.
It's not what I'm best at.
I have no preference for that.
I don't do that. I don't care to do that. I don't want to do that.
Q: What does it's not up my alley
mean?
A: "It's not up my alley" typically means you don't like it or don't want to try it. The opposite would be "it's right up my alley" meaning it's something you like or are interested in.
Q: What does I think it's right up my alley mean?
A: I think that's an idiom (right up my alley), so you need all the words together. it means something you'd like or be good at.

Q: What does it sounds right up my alley?
could you tell me how to use it in a sentence? thanks mean?
A: "that new horror movie that came out sounds right up my alley, I like horror movies a lot"
Q: What does lantern-lit alley mean?
A: a small side street that has lights

Example sentences using "Alley"

Q: Please show me example sentences with alley.
A:

A bowling alley

There are a lot of alleys between buildings in big cities
Q: Please show me example sentences with alley.
A: 1.) She walked down the alley.

2.) That’s right up his alley. (means it’s what he likes)

3.) The alley is creepy at night.

4.) Take a left at the alley way. (directions)

Synonyms of "Alley" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between alley and alleyway ?
A: No difference. Both mean "narrow street".

"alley" may also appear in other words, like "bowling alley."
Q: What is the difference between 골목길 alley and 골목길 close ?
A: An alley is a passage way.
Close means that it is near by
Q: What is the difference between alley cat and stray cat ?
A: There is no difference, aside from alley cats being more city-related, and stray cats being more wilderness and forest-related.

Hope this helps!

Translations of "Alley"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? alley
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? alley
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? in the alley, buildings are covered with a lot of illegal structures. in a sort sentence.
A: There are many illegal structures filling the alleyways between buildings.

Other questions about "Alley"

Q: "When I turned, he had disappeared down an alley, but I realized that he looked like a fisherman who, [could be] already old when I was a child, could no longer be among the living."

Is it correct that it is "could be" omitted just before "already"?
A: Yes, this would be correct since you are describing the person in specific. The text is describing him via age / looks, so this makes sense to have there.
Q: In 1958. an alley was built beside the shopping district opened in that year in Kitasendai city. It named Sendai Asakusa containing a wish for flourishing like Tokyo Asakusa.

In 2008, One-third of restaurants and shops of the alley got out of their business and it was getting deserted and less-populated because of the global financial crisis affection.

In 2011, the Great East Japan earthquake hit the province. Young shop and restaurant owners moved to the city and restarted their business using the abandoned properties of Sendai Asakusa. It has been energized again that it used to have.
Does this sound natural?
A: × In 1958.
✓ In 1958,

× an alley was built beside the shopping district opened in that year in Kitasendai city.
✓ an alley was built beside the shopping district that had opened in the same year in Kitasendai city.

× It named Sendai Asakusa containing a wish for flourishing like Tokyo Asakusa.
✓ It was named Sendai Asakusa with the wish that it would flourish like Tokyo Asakusa.

× In 2008, One-third of restaurants and shops of the alley got out of their business and it was getting deserted and less-populated because of the global financial crisis affection.
✓ In 2008, One-third of the restaurants and shops of the alley left their businesses, and it had began to get deserted and less-populated because of the global financial crisis affection.

× It has been energized again that it used to have.
✓ It has been energized again and is now what it once was.

Q: "Is that alley the one that I came out of before? I feel like going in circle in this neighborhood." Does this sound natural?
A: Is that the same alley that i came out of before? I feel like im going in circles in this neighborhood.
Q: I want to help this alley cat... Does this sound natural?
A: We usually call them strays but that can work
Q: This is so my alley Does this sound natural?
A: Are you trying to say "this is up my alley"? As in 'this is something I'm good at/interested in'?

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