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Idioms

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

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey