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au fait

(o fɛ; English əʊ ˈfeɪ)
adj
fully informed; in touch or expert
[C18: literally: to the point]

au fait

(oʊ ˈfɛ)
adj.
French.
expert; versed.
[literally, to the fact]

au fait

A French phrase meaning to the point, used to mean up to date or fully informed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.au fait - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledgeau fait - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; "kept abreast of the latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up on the news"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"

au fait

(French)
adjective
au fait with fully informed about, in touch with, familiar with, abreast of, knowledgeable about, well-acquainted with, well up on, up to speed with, in the know about, on the ball about (informal), conversant about, au courant with, clued-up about (informal), switched-on about (informal) I am au fait with fashion.
Translations

au fait

[əʊˈfeɪ] ADJ to be au fait with sthestar al corriente or al tanto de algo

au fait

adjvertraut; to be au fait with somethingmit etw vertraut sein
References in classic literature ?
One likes to hear what is going on, to be au fait as to the newest modes of being trifling and silly.
Besides the regular sentries, three or four men, habited as hussars, used to do duty at the Palace, but I never saw them on horseback, and au fait, what was the use of cavalry in a time of profound peace?
He had not the placid, quiet, unworldly air of Simeon Halliday; on the contrary, a particularly wide-awake and au fait appearance, like a man who rather prides himself on knowing what he is about, and keeping a bright lookout ahead; peculiarities which sorted rather oddly with his broad brim and formal phraseology.
I saw obvious objections: the man was au fait with cracksmen and their ways: he would certainly have firearms, and might be the first to use them.
La definition de ces objectifs tient compte des conditions necessaires a la victoire decisive de l'edification integrale de la societe de moyenne aisance, et correspond au fait que notre economie a realise le passage d'une croissance rapide a un developpement centre sur la qualite, a indique M.
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I AM not very au fait with all the ins and outs of border tariffs etc when Brexit kicks off, but I do feel there we are being blackmailed.
Au fait, l'amelioration des conditions de vie a Tamanrasset et les opportunites d'emploi meme clandestinement, encouragent les migrants clandestins originaires des pays du Sahel a investir de plus en plus cette wilaya.
It could also be useful for people who are too busy to read but like to pretend to be au fait with the latest literary masterpiece.
I'm now au fait with when to use pouting cat face, flexed bicep and splashing sweat emojis, but still need a bit of work on left-pointing magnifying glass and dizzy face.
Les debris etaient eparpilles sur une distance de 500 metres, mais nous avons constate que cela est du au fait que l'avion s'est ecrase d'abord (au) sol et a certainement du rebondir pour aller plus loin", a-t-il ajoute.
Abdulmajid a declare a la SUNA que cette conference vient comme repose au fait que les EAU sont devenus un centre du commerce international, faisant allusion a la reunion commune tenue recemment entre le conseil et l'Agence Japonaise de la Cooperation International ( JICA) relative a la publicite et commercialisation de la gomme arabique aux pays de moyen orient.