know (one's) stuff

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know (one's) stuff

To be very knowledgeable or skilled in some area. I think Nicole is our best candidate for the job—she really knows her stuff when it comes to corporate accounting.
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know one's stuff

 and know one's onions
to know what one is expected to know. I know my stuff. I can do my job. She can't handle the assignment. She doesn't know her onions.
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know one's stuff

Also, know one's onions. Be experienced or knowledgeable in one's field or in the matter at hand. For example, Patrice knows her stuff when it comes to Mexican history, or We need a handyman who knows his onions. The allusion in the variant is unclear. [First half of 1900s]
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know your ˈstuff

(informal) know everything that you should know about a job, a subject, etc: I was very impressed by your lawyer. He really knows his stuff.
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After all, the prolific composer is aware that people sort of know his stuff, but then again, most aren't sure what they know.
But it's not as if Sunderland doesn't know his stuff.
And though he might be an unusual steward for the streets, Lazerine does seem to know his stuff, both on the content and business sides of publishing.