know your way around

know your way around
know how to survive, be worldly wise

To live on the street, you have to know your way around.

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  • know your way around — ◇ If you know your way around a place or thing, you are very familiar with it or are good at using or operating it. He knows his way around Boston. She really knows her way around a sailboat. [=she knows how to sail; she is a very good sailor]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • know your way around (something) — phrase to be very familiar with a particular place or activity Ellie knew her way around pretty well. He seems to know his way around the shipping industry. Thesaurus: to know something or someonesynonym Main entry: way …   Useful english dictionary

  • know (your) way around (something) — to have knowledge about how something works. You don t have to know your way around a slide rule to enjoy these exhibits …   New idioms dictionary

  • know (your) way around (somewhere) — to be familiar with a place. He d be a good guide for tourists because he really knows his way around the city …   New idioms dictionary

  • Know Your Place — Infobox The Wire episode caption = episode name = Know Your Place episode no = 46 epigraph = Might as well dump em, get another. Proposition Joe teleplay = Kia Corthron story = Ed Burns and Kia Corthron writer = director = Alex Zakrzewski guest… …   Wikipedia

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  • Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) — Song by Bob Dylan from the album Blonde on Blonde Released May 16, 1966 Recorded March 9, 1966 Genre Rock …   Wikipedia

  • way — [[t]we͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ ways 1) N COUNT: oft N of ing, N to inf If you refer to a way of doing something, you are referring to how you can do it, for example the action you can take or the method you can use to achieve it. Freezing isn t a bad way of… …   English dictionary

  • know — know1 W1S1 [nəu US nou] v past tense knew [nju: US nu:] past participle known [nəun US noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have information)¦ 2¦(be sure)¦ 3¦(be familiar with somebody/something)¦ 4¦(realize)¦ 5¦(skill/experience)¦ 6¦(know somebody s qualities)¦ 7… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — way1 [ weı ] noun count *** ▸ 1 method/manner ▸ 2 direction/distance ▸ 3 means of going in/out ▸ 4 area/position ▸ 5 situation/condition ▸ 6 aspect/attitude ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a method for doing something: way (that): There are so many delicious… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English