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know what's what

To know the true facts or most fundamental information (about someone or something). Kid, I've been doing this job for longer than you've been alive, so trust me when I say that I know what's what around here.
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know what's what

If you know what's what, you know the important things that need to be known about a situation. You have to know what's what and when to draw the line. You should come across the river with us. Then you will really see what's what.
See also: know, what