know place

know one's place

to know the behavior appropriate to one's position or status in life. I know my place. I won't speak unless spoken to. People around here are expected to know their place. You have to follow all the rules.
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know your place

to accept the behavior that is expected of you Most women knew their place then, which was to take care of the kids and cook the meals.
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know your place

  (humorous)
to accept your low position in society or in a group without trying to improve it I just get on with my job and do as I'm told. I know my place.
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Recognizing that the world's top companies possess deep expertise and a wealth of learning resources, The Big Know places brands in the role of teacher in order to create meaningful, engaging courses that can spread knowledge and improve lives.
But Taylor, 25, appeared to serenade her beau when she preformed I Know Places when her European tour hit Dublin earlier this week.
Keane added: "The players know places are up for grabs and there's a lot to play for tomorrow.
And although I know places need to be built, some places that are used by the community, especially parks and community areas, need to be protected.
To know places like St Cuthbert's exist for support and excellent care can mean so much.
Sadness Is A Blessing and Jerome are driven by Spector-esque drums, while slower tracks such as Unrequited Love and I Know Places are interesting.
Delaney said those who have an area they wish to clean may do so, or, if they want guidance, the organizers of the event know places in the city where trash especially collects.
Ramsey and Collison know places are up for grabs for the coming World cup showdowns with Finland and Germany.
The name of a place or road would reflect something about it - how many of us know places called Watery Lane, Deep Cut, Flood Street and the like?
It's nice to know places like this exist -- it's like a tradition.
Carol Gustafson, chairwoman of the Safer Merseyside Partnership, which is backing the campaign, said: ``We know places of worship are vulnerable to crime.
They know places are still up for grabs in the Heineken Cup, so they're hardly going to be coasting.
We know places like Los Angeles are very bad, but this bit of the M6 is undoubtedly one of the worst - if not the worst - stretches of road in the world.
SET LIST Welcome To New York New Romantics Blank Space I Knew You Were Trouble I Wish You Would How You Get the Girl I Know Places All You Had To Do Was Stay You Are In Love Clean Love Story Style This Love Bad Blood We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Enchanted/Wildest Dreams Out Of The Woods Shake It Off
I can't say whether the bid will go through or not, but I do know places like the Big Lottery are inundated with applications now," Mr Hewitt said.