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.
See also: know, stuff
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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"He seems to know his stuff. I suggested plot lines and character types to the editorial team, but you never know how it is going to come out on the radio.