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Meaning of "to know the ropes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO KNOW THE ROPES

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WHAT DOES TO KNOW THE ROPES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to know the ropes in the English dictionary

The definition of to know the ropes in the dictionary is if you know the ropes, you know how a particular job or task should be done.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO KNOW THE ROPES

to have had a good war
to have mixed feelings about sth
to have no hesitation in doing sth
to have sb by the short and curlies
to have sb´s guts for garters
to have taken leave of your senses
to heel
to hit the bookstands
to horse!
to keep sb posted
to know which side one´s bread is buttered
to lead sb up the garden path
to learn the ropes
to leave sb to their own resources
to light the touch paper
to look like death warmed over
to make inroads into sth
to make no secret of your feelings
to make someone turn in his grave
to make the front page

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO KNOW THE ROPES

cyclopes
know the ropes
mopes
nursery slopes
on the ropes
ropes
Stopes
stylopes
the mopes
to learn the ropes
to show sb the ropes

Synonyms and antonyms of to know the ropes in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to know the ropes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO KNOW THE ROPES

Find out the translation of to know the ropes to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to know the ropes from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to know the ropes» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

懂行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saber las cuerdas
570 millions of speakers

English

to know the ropes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रस्सियों पता करने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لمعرفة الحبال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

знать веревки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a saber as cordas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দড়ি জানতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à savoir les cordes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk mengetahui tali
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

um die Seile zu wissen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロープを知っている
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

밧줄을 알고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngerti tali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để biết những sợi dây thừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கயிறுகள் தெரிந்து கொள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोरी शोधण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Halatları bilmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conoscere le corde
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiedzieć, liny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знати мотузки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

să cunoască corzi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να γνωρίζει τα σχοινιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die toue te leer ken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

känna repen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å vite tauene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to know the ropes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO KNOW THE ROPES»

The term «to know the ropes» is regularly used and occupies the 71.937 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO KNOW THE ROPES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to know the ropes

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO KNOW THE ROPES»

Discover the use of to know the ropes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to know the ropes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The ropes: girls have the rules, women know the ropes
A dating guide for adult women counsels readers on how to navigate the tumultuous singles scene with poise and confidence, covering such topics as dating in middle life, shopping for flattering fashions, and dating younger men.
Judy Steinberg, Raechel Donahue, 2005
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The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in
... and you will be able to translate symbol into meaning much as a dream analyst does for a patient. That this is a painless and rather pleasant way to get to “know the ropes” is simply added merit. OUR CHARACTERS Inasmuch as this book is ...
R. Richard Ritti, Steve Levy, 2009
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MotorBoating
There are other reasons for wanting to know the ropes about line. Casual observation teaches that handling lines is a dramatic and exciting job. It is unquestionably more fun than being stuck in the galley, and it is obvious that whoever is ...
4
English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
Everything will be confusing for you at the beginning, but you will soon get to know the ropes. □ Besides Bannal's knowledge of the theatre is an inside knowledge: we know him, and he knows us. He knows the ropes. □ Miss Williams will ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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Sell Or Sink: Strategies, Tactics and Tools Every Business ...
Retrieved February 12, 2011, http://www.history.navy.mil/trivia/trivia02.htm. 38 http://www.onestopenglish.com/community/your-english/phrase-of-the-week/ phrase- of-the-week-to-know-the-ropes/145667.article. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
Michael D. Krause, 2011
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1100 Words You Need to Know
TODAY'S IDIOM to know the ropes—to be fully acquainted with the procedures The president of the senior class knew the ropes and quickly taught me my duties . ANSWERS ARE ON PAGE 301 WEEK 19 DAY 4 DISAPPOINTMENT AND ...
Murray Bromberg, Melvin Gordon, 2008
7
Lads' Night Out
(He goes off) You guys need to know the ropes. . . aah! (There is a thud from offstage) DAZ: We guys might need to know the ropes - but you need to know the GUY ROPES! (They laugh) MR FOX: That's it! I've had enough of you two. Now get ...
John Townsend, 2002
8
Joy Comes in the Morning
You'd be great. You've been here long enough to know the ropes. You're well- liked; you're fair; you're a good teacher.” Emily smiled. “What a good friend you are; you could be my public relations manager.” “But I'm serious. Of all the teachers ...
Carolyn A. Spangler, 2014
9
The English You Need to Know
... some think it to be a tenDer hook. Nowadays, you could find a better way to describe high anxiety. YOUR. TURN. A. Try to discover the origins of the following idioms: 1. to pay the piper 6. to know the ropes 2. the handwriting on the wall 7.
Murray Bromberg, Julius Liebb, 1997
10
English idioms for Spanish speakers
... like a book 31 to know one's place 210 to know one's stuff 273 to know only too well 149 to know the ropes 232 to know the score 239 to know what is what 322 to know where one stands 264 to know which side one's bread is buttered on 33  ...
Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, 2007

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO KNOW THE ROPES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to know the ropes is used in the context of the following news items.
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Getting to know the ropes as a bell ringer
So it's somewhat alarming that there is currently a real shortage of people willing to learn the skills required to become an accomplished campanologist. Take ... «getwestlondon, Jun 14»
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Ultra-rich want their children to know the ropes
BOSTON The ultra-rich are taking a more hands-on approach to investing and protecting their fortunes, and are increasingly determined that their children also ... «Reuters, Oct 09»

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