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familiar with (someone or something)

Acquainted with or knowledgeable about someone or something. Yeah, I'm familiar with Bill, he seems like a good guy. I'm not familiar with that song—how's it go?
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have a familiar ring

To sound like something one has heard before. I must have read this before—the words in the opening paragraph have a familiar ring to them.
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*familiar with someone or something

to have a good knowledge of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Are you familiar with changing a flat tire? I can't speak German fluently, but I'm somewhat familiar with the language.
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have a familiar ring (to it)

Fig. [for a story or an explanation] to sound familiar. Your excuse has a familiar ring. Have you done this before? This term paper has a familiar ring to it. I think it has been copied.
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have a familiar ring

Sound or seem as though one has already heard of something. For example, That story has a familiar ring; I'm sure I've read it before.
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have a familiar ˈring (about/to it)

sound familiar: His complaints have a familiar ring. Others have said exactly the same thing about our designs.The music in the movie had a familiar ring to it. I think it was Schumann.
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in a familiar way

mod. pregnant. (Euphemistic for in a family way.) Britney is in a familiar way, have you heard?
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Su reciente libro "Alteridad familiar: una lectura desde Emmanuel Levinas", editado por el Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Luis Amigo, constituye un juicioso proceso investigativo desde un enfoque documental que centrado en las obras de Levinas aporta multiples argumentos relacionales para proponer que si bien la familia es un escenario de "hostilidad" donde emergen conflictos, tambien ha de ser comprendida como contexto de "acogida" y de esperanza creativa para gestar y propagar alternativas que se contraponen a la violencia.
Los profesionales de la salud al atender a sus pacientes deben ser capaces de conocer el entorno psicosocial y familiar que rodea a sus pacientes que puede a su vez comprometer la salud de estos, en aras de buscar apoyo interdisciplinario que contribuya a su mejoramiento.
The simple answer that runs through his book has a familiar ring: marketing, marketing, marketing, or what we might call "discoverability" and "distribution"--getting the most familiar product in the front of the most people.
Romance's Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction.
Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, se ha sugerido que la composicion y funcionalidad de la familia son la base estructurante para la construccion de los comportamientos en los adolescentes, y en esta medida se han presentado estudios que abogan por mantener una buena funcionalidad familiar (Araujo et al, 2012).
Just 2% say they should not be available, while 36% are not familiar with the product.
The study, published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, evaluated school-going children and found that children with high language skills - a better ability to understand and process language - were able to understand what was being said both by people they knew and were familiar with, as well as strangers who had a similar accent to people they were familiar with.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 3, 2018-Digital Innovation Lab Reflexions Acquires New York-Based Familiar Studio
Y por si todo esto fuese poco, en el fondo estamos ante una percepcion subjetiva del usuario, que puede no coincidir con el punto de vista de los profesionales, y que en todo caso variara a lo largo del tiempo, entre situaciones y entre sujetos, manifestando oscilaciones adicionales en funcion de variables tales como el nivel educativo y socioeconomico, el genero y la edad u otras como las experiencias previas, el apoyo familiar durante el proceso de atencion sanitaria, la presencia de alteraciones emocionales durante la estancia, ciertas opiniones y creencias de los usuarios de salud, etc.
Synopsis: May Patterson has written "Seeking a Familiar Face: The Transforming Journey of Connecting with God" specifically for anyone has ever felt disappointed, like their life isn't as fulfilling as they had always dreamed it would be, that they are laden down with responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed and empty, or maybe even a bit caged.
Washington: IDB Invest will provide the guarantee to a loan that Instituto de Prevision Social (IPS) will disburse to Banco Familiar SAECA in Paraguay.
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