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*familiar with someone or something

to have a good knowledge of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Are you familiar with changing a flat tire? I can't speak German fluently, but I'm somewhat familiar with the language.
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have a familiar ring (to it)

Fig. [for a story or an explanation] to sound familiar. Your excuse has a familiar ring. Have you done this before? This term paper has a familiar ring to it. I think it has been copied.
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have a familiar ring (to it)

to seem as if you have heard it or experienced it before Passing notes to friends in class may have a familiar ring to it, but these days students use text messages on their phones to send forbidden messages.
Related vocabulary: ring a bell
See also: familiar, have, ring

have a familiar ring (to it)

if something has a familiar ring, you believe that you have heard it before I thought that name had a familiar ring. I went to school with that girl.
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have a familiar ring

Sound or seem as though one has already heard of something. For example, That story has a familiar ring; I'm sure I've read it before.
See also: familiar, have, ring

in a familiar way

mod. pregnant. (Euphemistic for in a family way.) Britney is in a familiar way, have you heard?
See also: familiar, way
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The Three Cripples, or rather the Cripples; which was the sign by which the establishment was familiarly known to its patrons: was the public-house in which Mr.
AFTER months of relative calm and progress suddenly Rangers have veered off course into familiarly ferocious waters.
DEERHUNTER'S 2013 album, Monomania, angled away from familiarly experimental ground into distorted, gnarly garage-rock.
DEERHUNTER - FADING FRONTIER DEERHUNTER'S 2013 album, Monomania, angled away from familiarly experimental ground into distorted, gnarly garage-rock.
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A classic fairy tale gets a modern makeover in this picture book that begins familiarly with a boy and bean, but quickly and wonderfully diverts.
As a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church teaching staff for over thirty-three years, his familiarly with the Christian faith, history, and tradition has grown, personally and socially.
The most dreaded German weapon, very familiar to all Allied infantrymen who faced it, American, British and Soviet, was the Maschinengewehr 42 (machine gun) or, more familiarly, the MG 42 .
Still, Klinger was familiarly overlooked for Australia's disastrous Champions Trophy, post-Ashes series against England and this month's tour of India, the report added.
Judas and Jesus appear to be close friends as their heads touch and Judas familiarly rests a hand on Jesus.
St Peter's Church in Pentre, familiarly known as the Cathedral of the Rhondda, has been targeted by youngsters.
The Richard Burton Diaries Edited by Chris Williams (Yale University Press, PS25) In his personal diaries Richard Burton is a man quite different from the one we familiarly recognise as acclaimed actor, international film star, and jet-set celebrity.
Born on 12 December 1947, Mr Purryag, familiarly known as Kailash Purryag, became an Attorney at Law in 1973 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1976.
Bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food.
The sector - familiarly known as KPO - "is the next wave of global sourcing for India", Som Mittal, head of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) told an industry conference last week.