in the know


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in the know

Knowledgeable or having access to information about something, especially that which is exclusive or secret. I'll give a call to my source at city hall. He's in the know about the mayor's plans. When it comes to coding, Jenny is definitely in the know—she'll be able to answer your questions.
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in the know

knowledgeable. Let's ask Bob. He's in the know. I have no knowledge of how to work this machine. I think I can get myself in the know very quickly though.
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in the know

Privy to special or secret information, as in Not too many people are in the know about this project. [Late 1800s]
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in the ˈknow

(informal) having information or knowledge that most other people do not have: Only a few of us were in the know about the date of the wedding. We didn’t want the press to find out.People in the know say that this is the best Spanish wine you can buy.
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in the know

mod. knowledgeable (about something); having inside knowledge (about something). Sure I’m in the know. But I’m not telling.
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in the know

Informal
Possessing special or secret information.
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