familiar with (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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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A collection of twenty artworks at the Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) seized by Bulgaria's prosecuting authority on Wednesday afternoon were a present to the bank's majority owner Tsvetan Vasilev, his lawyer says.Menko Menkov, who is one of the people representing Vasilev's position while he is abroad, refuted claims that his client had anyhow breached the law by keeping the works, since he could in no way "be familiar with something that was given to him as a present".
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Thus British officers are familiar with something Lawrence wrote in 1920, when Britain set about trying to create an artificial country we called Iraq, out of the ancient sprawl known as Mesopotamia.