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in the know

Meaning: If someone is "in the know", they know something that only a few people are aware of.

For example:

  • Maggie is close to the Prime Minister, so she's usually in the know when it comes to the government's latest plans.

  • Before you buy your new computer, ask David about getting a good deal. He's in the know about all that stuff.

Quick Quiz:

Tina's boyfriend is in the know when it comes to local horse-racing, so if he tells her which horse to bet on, she should
  1. ignore him
  2. follow his advice
  3. ask him how he knows

Discuss: in the know

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