know way around
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to know way around: 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.
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?