How to use
not before noun
satisfactory, but not excellent
'What's the food like?' 'It's all right, but the place on campus is better.'
'How's school going, Steve?' 'Oh, all right, I guess.'
not ill, hurt, or upset or not having any problems
Kate looks really unhappy - I'd better make sure she's all right.
feeling all right
The kids seem to be
getting on all right
Tony was worried about the meeting but it
went all right
happened with no problems
Don't worry, it'll
turn out all right
do all right (for yourself/herself etc)
to be successful in your job, life etc
She's doing all right - she's got a job with Microsoft.
used to say whether something is suitable or convenient
all right with/by/for
Is Thursday morning all right with you?
We'll eat at eight. Does that
sound all right
it's all right
used to make someone feel less afraid or worried
It's all right, Mommy's here.
it's/that's all right
used to reply to someone who thanks you or says they are sorry about something
'Thanks for all your help!' 'That's
quite all right
used to ask or give permission for something
Would it be all right if I left early?
be all right to do something
Is it all right to bring my dog?
used to agree with someone's suggestion, although you may be slightly unwilling
'Why not come along?' 'Oh, all right.'
used to check that someone understands what you have said, or to show that you understand
I'll leave a key with the neighbours, all right?
'The train leaves at 5.30.' 'All right, I'm coming!'
used when asking in a threatening or angry way what someone's intentions are
All right, you two. What are you doing in my room?
used to introduce a new subject or to end a conversation
All right, now I'd like to introduce our first speaker.
it's all right for somebody
used to say that someone else does not have the problems that you have, or that you are jealous because someone else is luckier than you
'I get eight weeks' holiday a year.' 'Well,
it's all right for some
used to emphasize that you are certain about something
'Are you sure it was Bill?' 'Oh, yes, it was him all right.'
used to say you are happy about something you have just been told
You passed? All right!
used to describe someone you like or approve of
'The new boss isn't too bad, is she?' 'No, she's all right.'
especially British English
used as a greeting when you meet someone you know well, or reply to a greeting
'How are you, John?' 'Oh, all right - can't complain.'
I'm all right Jack
used to describe someone's attitude when they do not care about other people as long as they themselves are happy, comfortable etc
it'll be all right on the night
used to say that something will be successful, even though there have been lots of problems
Workmen have yet to finish the new complex, but the organisers are confident it will be all right on the night.
➔ a bit of all right
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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