know the ropes


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know the ropes

To know how to do something properly; from novice crew members on sailing ships having to learn what all the ropes were for and how to handle them.
Translations
kende fiduserne
vera öllum hnútum kunnugur
bir işi çok iyi bilmek

know

(nəu) past tense knew (njuː) : past participle known verb
1. to be aware of or to have been informed about. He knows everything; I know he is at home because his car is in the drive; He knows all about it; I know of no reason why you cannot go.
2. to have learned and to remember. He knows a lot of poetry.
3. to be aware of the identity of; to be friendly with. I know Mrs Smith – she lives near me.
4. to (be able to) recognize or identify. You would hardly know her now – she has become very thin; He knows a good car when he sees one.
ˈknowing adjective
showing secret understanding. She gave him a knowing look.
ˈknowingly adverb
1. in a knowing manner. She smiled knowingly.
2. deliberately or on purpose. He would not knowingly insult her.
ˈknow-all noun
an unkind name for a person who thinks he knows everything.
ˈknow-how noun
the practical knowledge and skill to deal with something. She has acquired a lot of know-how about cars.
in the know
having information possessed only by a small group of people. People in the know tell me that she is the most likely person to get the job.
know backwards
to know extremely well or perfectly. He knows his history backwards.
know better
to be too wise or well-taught (to do something). She should know better at her age!; He should have known better than to trust them.
know how to
to have learned the way to. She already knew how to read when she went to school.
know the ropes
to understand the detail and procedure of a job etc.
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The activity was attended by hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and businessmen who wish to know the ropes of the trade, meet with other entrepreneurs to increase their network and to gain more knowledge that is fundamental to the success of their respective businesses.
It's obviously nerve-wracking because I don't know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I'm willing to learn quickly and work hard.
We recognise that arriving at the conference as a newly-elected LOC officer can seem quite daunting, especially when everyone around you appears to know the ropes and they seem to be meeting up with old friends and established networks.
Our graduates are our best advocates because they know the ropes, and they can speak firsthand to how the courses have helped them succeed in their careers.
If there are signs of improvement before May then he deserves a chance but Garde has yet to win a game and the Championship is a brutal division if you don't know the ropes.
If there are signs of improvement in the second half of the season, he deserves a chance - but Garde has yet to win a game and the Championship is a brutal division if you don't know the ropes.
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Marketers who know the ropes understand you can't steer clear of the do not call rules by tacking a political or survey call onto a sales pitch," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
You'd think having gone through this wedding malarkey five times already, loved-up Gail would know the ropes, so what's with the delay?
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I know the ropes a little bit better, so it feels pretty good.