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to get the hang of sth
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to learn how something works or how to use it
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to know one's stuff
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to be very knowledgeable about or skillful in a particular field of work
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show / teach sb the ropes
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to show or teach someone how a particular job or task is done
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to know the ropes
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to have a good knowledge or understanding about how to do something or how something works
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to learn the ropes
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to become acquainted with or knowledgeable about how to do a certain job or task
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old hand
/ˈoʊld hˈænd/
noun
(of a person) having extensive knowledge about or a lot of experience in a particular activity or job
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a nose for sth
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one's ability to find things of a particular type to suit one's needs
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strong / strongest suit
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something that one is exceptionally good at
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past master
/pˈæst mˈæstɚ/
noun
an expert in a particular field with a great deal of experience
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to turn one's hand to sth
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to start something, such as an activity, field of study, etc., in an skillful way
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to carry a tune
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to produce correct musical sounds by one's voive voice
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jack of all trades
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a person who is competent in many different tasks
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of the first water
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(of a person) with exceptional skill or talent in a particular area or field, to the point of being considered an example of excellence
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worth one's salt
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used to describe a competent person who performs their job well and is deserving of respect and the compensation they receive
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to know what is what
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to have a clear understanding or knowledge of a situation or matter
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to know one's onions
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to have a great deal of information regarding a particular subject
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to keep one's hand in
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to practice or engage in an activity only to maintain a skill or ability
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tricks of the trade
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a set of techniques that are only shared among members of a particular profession
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to play by ear
phrase
to have the ability to play music by listening to it and recreating the sounds and melodies without relying on sheet music or written notation
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to have Van Gogh's ear for sth
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to be exceptionally talented and naturally skilled in a particular area
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to get / have the basics down / straight / right
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to have the fundamental knowledge or skills that is required
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to have a way with sb/sth
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to have a natural talent in dealing with a particular type of people or things
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