give somebody/get the low-down

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get the low-down

To learn 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 can get the low-down on day-to-day tasks around the office from Jane.
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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.
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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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Gary will be more upfront than behind the scenes, as he will be the team's main technical analyst and is hoping to give the low-down on this years new cars and team changes and drawing from a lifetime of motorsport technical knowledge gained from working for the likes of Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar Formula One teams.
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She has been asked to check the authenticity of signatures by lawyers, to give the low-down on the personalities of anonymous letter writers by police and help biographers find out more about whatever long-dead person they are writing about.
John Casterton of Euro Taskforce on hand to give the low-down on the Euro.
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He was keen to introduce his new son, Thomas, to the players - but he was also able to give the low-down on Sheffield Wednesday after he created both goals in Leeds' 2-0 win over Danny Wilson's team last Saturday.