au fait


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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.
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.
Il s'agit au fait d'un roman en essai d'edition espagnole.
CHANCES are most people are au fait with the Pendle Witches.
On peut dire que la poesie de Bouchra El Mouali a deux niveaux : celui immediat du lecteur pris par l'emotion, celui plus profond qui au fait de la memoire, comprend comment dans le travail des mots de cette jeune femme de lettres a prolonge dans le present toute une souffrance.
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.
For any readers still not au fait with Instagram - or who have made a conscious decision to ignore it (a wise move) - Kelvin is one of 20 or so filters that users can apply to pictures to make even munters look like models.
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THANKS to a lifetime of revealing outfits I'd say the nation is pretty au fait with most parts of Kelly Brook's anatomy.