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be shown the ropes

To be taught how to do or perform a job, task, or activity; to have explained or demonstrated how something is done. I had never worked on a ranch before, but I was shown the ropes by a friend of mine. This is Samantha, our new intern. Make sure she's shown the ropes by the end of the week.
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in a bad light

Negatively; under unfavorable circumstances. (Typically used with the verbs "see" or "show," or some similar variation.) I'm flattered that he based a character in his novel on me, but I think I was shown in a bad light. The once-beloved mayor has been seen in a bad light ever since news of his tax-evasion scandal came to public attention.
See also: bad, light

show the flag

To stand up for, support, or defend someone or something. A number of people from the actor's hometown are arriving into New York to show the flag at his debut performance on Broadway. My country is often a target for insults or gibes abroad, so whenever I go traveling I make a point of showing the flag for it.
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Three new horizontal oscillating haul-offs will also be shown at NPE for gauge-band randomizing on three-layer lines.
A new centerless disk turret winder with closed-loop tension control will be shown by Welex.
To be sure, only a tiny percentage of 20,000 hours of new public-access programs being shown nationwide every week is risque, said Alan Bushong, chairman of the board for the Alliance for Community Media.
Three new vertical Klockner Desma machines will be shown by KFD Sales & Service, Erlanger, Ky.
What you'll find there: Movies good enough for the theaters, movies that have been shown in theaters, sports and the best series on television.
In sports programming, not only will the seventh annual ``Rock-n-Jock B-Ball Jam,'' be shown on Oct.
Also to be shown is the USG 900, the "world's largest self-stranding pelletizer," according to group manager Paul Boileau.
A new Easy-Clean low-noise pellet dryer will also be shown.
Netstal is also demonstrating a fully automated thin-wall cup molding system, first shown at K'89 (see PT, Jan.