give somebody/get 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 (one) the low-down
To share the truth, facts, or most pertinent information about something with one. OK, let me give you the low-down: I've got a great business opportunity lined up, but I need to borrow a few thousand dollars to get it going. This is Jane—she'll give you the low-down on day-to-day tasks around the office.
See also: give
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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?
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