Definition of all right in English:

all right

Line breaks: all right
(also alright)




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  • 1In a satisfactory manner or to a satisfactory extent; fairly well: we get on all right
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    • If he comes through this game all right he will be included in Sunday's opening Norwich Union League match against Somerset at Taunton.
    • Lungo said: ‘If he comes out of this race all right he will probably run at Carlisle a week on Monday in a qualifier for the EBF Final at Sandown.’
    • Or am I just taking part in the old alcoholic self delusion of finding someone worse off than you in order to confirm that you're doing all right yourself.


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it's all right for——

Used to suggest that someone is luckier than you: it was all right for them! They didn’t have to put up with the brat trailing after them “It’s all right for some,” Grandad huffed
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  • Of course, it's alright for him to express such outrage in our free-speech society.
  • It's all right for you to talk about holding up your head, for you did him up.
  • It's alright for some in the Trust mind you, Richard Black, head of the Trust, is on 129,000 per year.

it'll be all right on the night

Used to say that a performance or event will be successful even if the preparations have not gone well: the organizers assure everyone that it will all be all right on the night
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  • 'Not to worry,' I told myself, 'It'll be all right on the night.'
  • The rehearsal went badly, but it'll be all right on the night.


There is no logical reason for insisting that all right should be written as two words rather than as alright, when other single-word forms such as altogether have long been accepted. Nevertheless, alright is still regarded as being unacceptable in formal writing.

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