know one's way around

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.
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know one's way around

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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.
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