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 ?
Now, this is a subject on which I flatter myself I really am au fait .
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?--and whither the deuce should the hussars ride?
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.
Nous avons aborde d'autres domaines importants pour les deux parties, telle la migration liee au fait que la Gambie a besoin de tous ses garcons et ses filles pour construire ce pays", a-t-il ajoute, notant qu'il s'agissait de domaines d'interet national et d'une grande importance pour le pays et l'Union europeenne.
I'm not really au fait with Danny Dyer's work, but I gather he's a Cockney geezer who plays a good "ruffian" and swears a lot.
It is essential that interview panels include a qualified HR representative who can advise on current interview practices and, indeed, contractual obligations which catch out many employers who are not au fait with current employment law - this is how many contractual disputes arise.
Selon lui, cette iniquite est due au fait que des groupes parlementaires prennent la parole plus de quatre fois, contrairement a d'autres dont le groupement du progres et du socialisme, a-t-il dit, rappelant par la meme que des ministres repondent alors d'autres non.
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.