know one's onions

know one's onions
Vrb phrs. Knowledgeable and competent in one's task. E.g."I'll say one thing for Craig, he knows his onions when it comes to repairing car engines."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • know one's onions — ► know one s onions informal be very knowledgeable. Main Entry: ↑onion …   English terms dictionary

  • know one's onions — phrasal : to know one s stuff * * * know one s onions (informal) To know one s subject or job well • • • Main Entry: ↑onion * * * informal be very knowledgeable about something …   Useful english dictionary

  • know\ one's\ onions — See: know one s way around(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • know one's onions — informal be very knowledgeable. → onion …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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\ 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 — • 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 stuff — verb To be knowledgeable in a particular field. Joe really knows his stuff when it comes to baseball. Syn: know ones onions …   Wiktionary

  • know — v 1. comprehend, realize, Inf. get through one s head, Inf. have the hang of, grasp, Inf. lay hold of, Inf. catch on, Sl. latch onto, Inf. get a fix on, Inf. get it, Inf. have it; understand, fathom, penetrate, Sl. savvy; discern, make out, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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