at (one's) mother's knee

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at (one's) mother's knee

From one's mother, typically when one was a child. I learned how to bake at my mother's knee when I was just a girl.
See also: knee

at your mother's (or father's) knee

at an early age.
See also: knee

at your ˌmother’s ˈknee

when you were very young: I learnt these songs at my mother’s knee.
See also: knee
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("In a series of agreements worked out at the very highest levels in the mid-1980s the paramilitaries from all sides had effectively divided up Belfast between themselves for the dealing of hash, heroin, and speed, and the two newest [and most lucrative] drugs in Ireland: ecstasy and crack cocaine.") Duffy again, "for what seemed like the millionth time in my career," had encountered Belfast's code of omerta "that babes must learn at their mother's knee."