in the know


in the know
in the know
knowledgeable. •

Let's ask Bob. He's in the know.

I have no knowledge of how to work this machine. I think I can get myself in the know very quickly though.

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{adj. phr.}, {informal} Knowing about things that most people do not know about; knowing secrets or understanding a special subject. * /Tina helped Professor Smith make some of the exam questions, and she felt important to be in the know./ * /In a print shop, Mr. Harvey is in the know, but in a kitchen he can't even cook an egg./ Compare: GET WISE. Contrast: IN THE DARK.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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