one's way around

one's way around
phrasal also one's way about
1. : the details and procedures with which familiarity is needed

soon learned his way around

knows his way about

2. : the modes of behavior needed for successful functioning in

knew his way around Washington


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • know one's way around — or[know one s way about] {v. phr.} 1. To understand how things happen in the world; he experienced in the ways of the world. * /The sailor had been in the wildest ports in the world. He knew his way around./ Compare: HAVE BEEN AROUND. 2. or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • know one's way around — or[know one s way about] {v. phr.} 1. To understand how things happen in the world; he experienced in the ways of the world. * /The sailor had been in the wildest ports in the world. He knew his way around./ Compare: HAVE BEEN AROUND. 2. or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • know\ one's\ way\ around — • know one s way around • know one s way about v. phr. 1. To understand how things happen in the world; he experienced in the ways of the world. The sailor had been in the wildest ports in the world. He knew his way around. Compare: have been… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • learn one's way around — See: KNOW ONE S WAY AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • learn one's way around — See: KNOW ONE S WAY AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • learn\ one's\ way\ around — See: know one s way around …   Словарь американских идиом

  • one's way about — phrasal see one s way around …   Useful english dictionary

  • know\ one's\ way\ about — • know one s way around • know one s way about v. phr. 1. To understand how things happen in the world; he experienced in the ways of the world. The sailor had been in the wildest ports in the world. He knew his way around. Compare: have been… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • know one's way around — be familiar with (an area, procedure, or subject) …   Useful english dictionary

  • the\ other\ way\ around — • just the other way • the other way around adv. phr. Just the opposite. One would have thought that Goliath would defeat David, but it was the other way around …   Словарь американских идиом

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