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Manchester’s all right, but I’d rather live in London.
My teacher is all right, but she doesn’t really listen to me.
Did the party go all right?
My brother was unemployed for years but he’s doing all right now .
It’s perfectly all right to skip some questions.
Is it all right if I open the window?
‘Is it all right with you if I bring a friend?’ ‘Yeah, that’s all right by me!’
You look terrible. Are you all right?
The car’s a write-off, but he’s all right.
It’s all right. I’m here.
Don’t cry. Everything’s going to be all right.
He’s attractive all right, but he’s not that bright.
It’s all right for you: you’ve got a car, but I have to carry my own bags home.
‘Their parents are buying them a house.’ ‘All right for some!’
‘Thanks for the lift.’ ‘That’s all right.’
This is the British English definition of all right. View American English definition of all right.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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