know all the angles

know all the angles

to know all the tricks and artifices of dealing with someone or something. Ask my accountant about taxes. He knows all the angles. Larry knows all the angles. That's how he keeps out of the slammer.
See also: all, angle, know

know all the angles

tv. to know all the tricks and artifices of dealing with someone or something. Ask my mouthpiece about taxes. He knows all the angles.
See also: all, angle, know
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They know all the angles, which is probably why they call them angleworms.
He understands how to work a point and know all the angles for someone his (6-foot-6) size, like a Todd Martin.
Yet these may call on you to challenge your need to know all the angles first.
We like to know all the angles before we commit to anything.
We know all the angles to come up with a solution and implement it.