know the score
This page is about the collocation know the score
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to know the truth or the facts about something
- We know the score, so there's no point trying to fool us.
- Tom knows the score, but he's not going to tell anyone else what's happening.
This is an idiomatic collocation that shouldn't be used in formal written or spoken English.
The police already know the score, so don't tell them
Contributor: Matt Errey