tricks of the trade

trick of the trade

A skill associated with a particular job that makes one more proficient, often acquired through experience. You'll get better at taking dictation—you're a receptionist now, and it's a trick of the trade. When you're a pediatrician, being able to stay calm while dealing with panicked parents is a trick of the trade.
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tricks of the trade

Certain clever or ingenious skills, techniques, or methods used by professionals to do something more easily or efficiently. My uncle used to be a tailor, so he taught me all the tricks of the trade to alter a shirt. My accountant friend is showing me the tricks of the trade to pay as few taxes as possible on my income.
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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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the ˌtricks of the ˈtrade

the clever or expert ways of doing things, especially used by people in their jobs: She’s only been here a couple of months, so she’s still learning the tricks of the trade.
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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
References in classic literature ?
He had not worked off a cake; yet he had tried all the tricks of the trade, even to the washing of a hermit; but the hermit died.
According to supermodel and face of the new Speedo Sculpture range Yasmin Le Bon: "After spending 33 years on the modelling circuit I have heard all of the tricks of the trade.
I'm even less sure about the ethics of a show which, on the face of it, appears to be passing on shoplifting tricks of the trade to anyone who may be considering a career change.
The seller will show you all of the tricks of the trade and have you up and running in short order.
Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade is Channel 4's hidden cameras show which sends in a team of hotshot sales people to scam and con unsuspecting customers.
Gary was approached by the organisers, Hairdressers Journal, to present a 25 minute show for the crowds and his stage performance combined a story of classic session worK with long hair, followed by a display of TRICKs of the trade to reinvent shorter styles.
Alyssa Milano has been in the Hollywood biz for a while now, so she knows all the tricks of the trade.
Plus Tricks of the Trade 16&17 Set your garden alight with electrifying acers this autumn
The SNAG Teaching Zone has been given over specifically for juniors, teaching them some tricks of the trade.
Below are the tricks of the trade it used against The Third Jihad.
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GAMES PHYSICS PEARLS is for any working in the area of games physics, and offers software engineers and game developers a collection of articles on tricks of the trade in game physics written by those in the trade.
Bobbo the clown from the Bobby Roberts Super Circus visited year two children at Oakfield Infant School, Low Fell, to show them some tricks of the trade.