in the know

This page is about the slang term 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

a. ignore him

b. follow his advice

c. ask him how he knows

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Contributor: Matt Errey