tricks of the trade

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*tricks of the trade

special skills and knowledge associated with any trade or profession. (*Typically: know ~; learn ~; show someone ~; teach someone ~.) I know a few tricks of the trade that make things easier. I learned the tricks of the trade from my uncle.
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tricks of the trade

Clever ways of operating a business or performing a task or activity, especially slightly dishonest or unfair ones. For example, Alma knows all the tricks of the trade, cutting the fabric as close as possible, or The butcher weighs meat after it's wrapped; charging for the packaging is one of the tricks of the trade .
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tricks of the trade

special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, especially those that are little known by outsiders.
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tricks of the trade

n. special skills and knowledge associated with any trade or profession. I know a few tricks of the trade that make things easier.
See also: of, trade, trick
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THEY WERE such big fans of charmer- of- thieves Bunty Chor, played by Abhay Deol in the Bollywood film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye , that they would watch the film to learn the tricks of the trade and replicate it in their own attempts.
He said: "When I got the phone-call to say that Matthew wanted to learn the tricks of the trade I was more than happy to help a fellow Welshman.
I'm playing against players who have been in the division for years and know the tricks of the trade and I'm trying to learn the tricks of the trade.
I had a background of deprivation and poverty and in that world you had to learn the tricks of the trade in order to survive.
Husband and wife team Patrick and Karen Wilkin, who run Swallow Fish in Seahouses, are on the lookout for an oldstyle apprentice who can learn the tricks of the trade.
The festival is an event open to the public but also includes a "trade" convention where magicians from across the globe attend to take part in master classes and literally learn the tricks of the trade.
8220;Cash Flow Depot is a place where real estate investors can learn the tricks of the trade without spending a fortune to learn them,” says Jackie Lange, Cash Flow Depot general manager and author of Real Estate Profit Secrets.
Aspiring talent can use these video chats to learn the tricks of the trade while fans can enjoy chats with celebrities for fun.
The actors of the film worked with a magic consultant, David Kwong, to learn the tricks of the trade.
There will also be opportunity to 'Meet a Racehorse', learn the tricks of the trade from a farrier and even have a go on a racehorse simulator to experience some of the challenges faced by a jockey.
Khames is mentor to many young masseurs, who come to learn the tricks of the trade and understand what a proper massage entails.
30pm and learn the tricks of the trade from a circus professional.
Locals open their dining rooms to the public for delicious antipasti, and tourists can learn the tricks of the trade from local craftsmen.
Hennessy, who trained Tyrur Rhino to win the 2007 Irish Greyhound Derby, uses Tony Mullins' gallops to train his small string and he took little time to learn the tricks of the trade as Cheers Buddy stayed on strongly under Joseph O'Brien to collar Devonelli close home.