the ins and outs

This page is about the idiom the ins and outs.

Meaning: If you know the ins and outs of something, you know all the details about it and understand how it works.

For example:

  • Louis knows how to drive a car, but he knows nothing about the ins and outs of how they work.

  • It seems that Yoko and Sato are having problems, though I don't really understand the ins and outs of their relationship.

Quick Quiz:

You need to know the ins and outs of the music industry if you want to

a. make a living in music

b. learn to read music

c. enjoy listening to music

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Contributor: Matt Errey