know (one's) way around

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know (one's) way around

1. Literally, to be able to navigate a particular place or area. I don't know my way around the building yet, so can you direct me to the cafeteria?
2. To know and understand how something works. Thanks to smartphones, you don't need to know your way around a professional camera to take a fine picture these days.
See also: around, know, way
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know one's way around

 
1. and know one's way about Lit. to know how to get from place to place. I can find my way. I know my way around. I don't know my way around this city yet.
2. Fig. to know how to deal with people and situations; to have had much experience at living. I can get along in the world. I know my way around. Do you think I don't know my way around?
See also: around, know, way
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

know one's way around

See also: around, know, way
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 way aˈbout/aˈround (something)

be familiar with a place, with how things are done etc.; be experienced: I’d used the library before, so I knew my way around and found the book quite quickly.
See also: around, know, way
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