know backwards and forwards and know forwards and backwards

know (something) backwards and forwards

To be extremely familiar with a particular subject, field, or piece of writing, film, music, etc. I've read this book so many times, I know it backwards and forwards. You should ask Samantha about the issue—she knows car engines backwards and forwards.
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know (something) forward(s) and backward(s)

To be extremely familiar with a particular subject, field, or piece of media. Primarily heard in US. I've read this book so many times, I know it forwards and backwards. Samantha knows engines forward and backward, so you should ask her about the trouble you're having with your car.
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know (something) forwards and backwards

To be extremely familiar with a particular subject, field, or piece of writing, film, music, etc. Primarily heard in US. I've read this book so many times, I know it forwards and backwards. You should ask Samantha about the issue—she knows car engines forwards and backwards.
See also: and, backward, forwards, know
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

know something backwards and forwards and know something forwards and backwards

Fig. to know something very well; to know a passage of language so well that one could recite it backwards as well as forwards. Of course I've memorized my speech. I know it backwards and forwards.
See also: and, backward, forwards, know
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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