know your way about/around

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know (one's) way about

To be familiar with a particular place or area and be able to navigate around it. I don't know my way about the building yet, so can you direct me to the cafeteria?
See also: know, way

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

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