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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you know
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know the scoreBe aware of a situation, especially of the consequences of misconduct.
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what do i knowImplies that a statement is based on a guess or assumption rather than on knowledge or evidence.
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you know itIndicates agreement, approval, encouragement.
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you know whatA phrase used to get someone's attention before announcing something.
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wouldn't you know itExpresses dismay or annoyance, especially at bad luck or misfortune.
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know something inside and outTo know something very thoroughly.
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you don't know beans aboutYou Don't Have Any Idea About? Doing a task, performing a certain chore
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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.
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you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blowsYou don't need an expert to tell you what you already know.
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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.
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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.
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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.1971, David Gates (of Bread), If, from Manna album:If a picture paints a thousand wordsThen why can't I paint you;The words will never showThe you I've come to know.1989, Alan Kay, quoted in K?o-tung Huang, Timothy D. Huang, Introduction to Chinese, Japanese and Korean Computing, World Scientific, ISBN 9971506645, p. 9:Most human beings, no matter how familiar they are with abstract symbols, respond to voice and images better than written language. In other words, A picture paints a thousand words.2006, Paul Shakespeare, Building a Dune Buggy: The Essential Manual, ISBN 1904788734, p. 52:See accompanying diagram: a picture paints a thousand words, and all that!
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tell apartTo be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish.
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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"
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beats meI don't know; I have no idea.
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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.
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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
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brainiacSomeone who seems to know facts and trivia about everything.
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break the iceTo start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness.
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f** knowsI don't know; nobody knows; it is unclear.
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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.
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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."
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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.
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ignorance is blissLack of knowledge results in happinessSometime you are more comfortable if you dont know something.
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inside jokeA joke that is understood or meant to be understood only by certain people who are in the know about the details.
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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.
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not a sausageJohn: Do you know how I get to the town center from here?.
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not have the faintestTo not know; to have no idea.
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peanut galleryAny source of heckling, unwelcome commentary or criticism, especially from a know-it-all or of an inexpert nature.
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timing is everythingConsideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as an audience laughing to a comedian's joke).Telling the old joke about a butt-crack was not a good idea, just as the plumber arrived, Bob.You know what they say: "timing is everything." I'm sure we can find another plumber before the house floods.
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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.
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