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know the score

This page is about the collocation know the score

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to know the truth or the facts about something

For example

  • 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.

Note:
This is an idiomatic collocation that shouldn't be used in formal written or spoken English.

Quick Quiz

The police already know the score, so don't tell them

a. the truth

b. the result

c. any more lies

Contributor: Matt Errey