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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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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.
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as you knowas it is already known.
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know someoneTo have personal or social connections.
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know thyselfbe aware of your own strengths and limitations.
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you knowUsed other than as an idiom: see you, know.
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you knowExpression signifying a pause or hesitation.
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you knowExpression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed.
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you knowUsed as a rhetorical question to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement.
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know beans aboutTo know something, even if only a little, about.
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know beans aboutTo know nothing, or almost nothing, about.
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know like a bookTo have an extensive and penetrating understanding of (something or someone).
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know the scoreBe aware of a situation, especially of the consequences of misconduct.
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know which end is upTo possess sound judgment or common sense; to have a clear understanding of a situation.
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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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wouldn't you knowAlternative form of wouldn't you know it.
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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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know from a bar of soapTo know; to be acquainted with (a person).
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know inside and outTo know {something or someone) very thoroughly.
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know one's own mindTo clearly understand one's own feelings, intentions, preferences, etc; to know precisely what one wants; to be decisive or determined.
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know one's way aroundTo be experienced and knowledgeable.
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know one's way aroundTo be very familiar with; to have a significant understanding of.
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know someone from AdamTo know or recognise someone at all.
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know where one standsTo be aware of one's position.
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not know which end is upTo have no common sense; to be ignorant of the most basic facts; to be very confused.
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wouldn't you know itExpresses dismay or annoyance, especially at bad luck or misfortune.
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better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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know every trick in the bookto know all there is to be known about a certain discipline.
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know someone in the biblical senseTo have sex with someone.
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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 which side one's bread is buttered onTo be aware of where one's interests lie in a situation.
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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.
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know one's ass from a hole in the groundTo have an adequate level of knowledge or skill; to understand what one is doing or talking about.
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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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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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know what is whatTo be experienced or well-informed
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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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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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