know your 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 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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You might have questionable taste when it comes to the newspaper columns you read but when it comes to dodgy footballers, you certainly know your stuff.
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First, he said, it is important to be prepared educationally, to know your stuff, then work cooperatively to encourage the free flow of ideas.
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It will show prospect investors/lenders that you know your stuff and are capable of pulling this off.
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nightly business report, believes that if you "know your stuff - know how the media operates and what they want from you" - you're prepared.
Biz Replies You need to make sure your business plan is well researched and thorough and shows the bank manager you know your stuff - where you are heading with your venture, your competitors, the figures and the market in general.