get the low-down

(redirected from getting the low-down)

get the low-down

To learn or be told the truth, facts, or most pertinent information about something. Oh, I got the low-down from him: he has some great business opportunity lined up, but naturally, he needs to borrow a few thousand dollars to get it going. You'll get the low-down on day-to-day tasks around the office from Jane.
See also: get

give somebody/get the ˈlow-down (on somebody/something)

(informal) give somebody/get the important and true facts about somebody/something: Can you give me the low-down on this deal with the Bank of China?
See also: get, give, somebody
References in periodicals archive ?
Revolution Power managing director Wayne Richardson said: "I have been getting the low-down on Kris' progress since Mark started with Revolution Power, and I just decided that as an individual and a company, I wanted to help them in whatever way I could."
Her husband Peter Andre will also be getting his trainers on for the road race on April 26, and we will be keeping track of the couple's progress with weekly updates on their training - as well as getting the low-down on life in sunny LA where they are currently based.
And that includes getting the low-down on chlamydia, an STI illness which is now the most prevalent in the UK with one in 10 women between the ages of 16 and 24 affected.
Businesses will be getting the low-down on the latest telecoms technology at an event in County Durham next week.
To stop yourself making the same expensive mistake, follow our guide to getting the low-down on what your chosen neighbourhood is really like...
# GETTING THE LOW-DOWN Mark Williams is now odds-on favourite for the world title.
Slaven knows better than most just how frustrating "getting the low-down" on federal employment can be.
We'll be getting the low-down from the man with one name himself next week so watch this space.
Whether she's in a men's loo getting the low-down on cottaging, or in a car-park on a sunny Wednesday afternoon getting a beginner's guide to dogging, she looks quietly appalled by it all.