know how the sausage gets made

know how the sausage gets made

To understand or have knowledge about the process by which something is created or conducted away from public view. Typically refers to something that the average person would find unpleasant or unsavory, in the same way that making sausages might be off-putting to some. I know you don't like to know how the sausage gets made in politics, but these closed-door deals are the way anything gets done! Nearly everyone in the country has a smartphone, totally oblivious to the dire effects their production has on the planet and on the lives of workers who assemble them. But, as ever, people don't want to know how the sausage gets made.
See also: get, how, know, made, sausage
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