know (one's) 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 one's stuff

 and know one's onions
to know what one is expected to know. I know my stuff. I can do my job. She can't handle the assignment. She doesn't know her onions.
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know one's stuff

Also, know one's onions. Be experienced or knowledgeable in one's field or in the matter at hand. For example, Patrice knows her stuff when it comes to Mexican history, or We need a handyman who knows his onions. The allusion in the variant is unclear. [First half of 1900s]
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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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John, Keeper of the Gardens at Frogmore House in Windsor, said: "The Queen certainly knows her stuff, she certainly knows what she likes, and this is a very special garden to her.
She has worked with Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender, so Kierston knows her stuff when it comes to leading men.
When it comes to the kitchen, she knows her stuff and she isn't afraid to shout about it, but she's obviously doing something right, because she gets the results.
And with more than 40 years experience in the fashion industry, she knows her stuff.
Manager Bev really knows her stuff and has a great eye for fashion.
With umpteen letters after her name, she certainly knows her stuff and, of course, is perfectly placed as the host of this new series examining the story of human evolution as told through the body.
This woman knows her stuff - especially as this week, she's travelling far and wide (Ocotlan, a village on the outskirts of Oaxaca to be precise) to find the lady who makes the best empanadas in the state.
Simply stunning gear--from a lady who knows her stuff.
Mary Lindsay, one of our volunteers, loves books and really knows her stuff.
As leader of Denver's "Burlesque As It Was" troupe, Michelle Baldwin (aka Vivienne VaVoom) knows her stuff, from sequins and feathers to the wink and a smile.
The author, who has worked as a whitewater raft guide, knows her stuff and gets you involved quickly.
She's got so much to say, she's read and walked and knows her stuff and expiates by leading each week's batch back to their roots, plucking at her own.
30pm) TRINNY Woodall, who features with Susannah Constantine, may look as though a few meat pies would do her some good, but she knows her stuff, as previous editions of this series have proved.
Speaking to Radio 1's Alice Levine this afternoon, Flo adds of Taylor: "She's very wise - she knows her stuff.
Helen, who is married with a 19-year-old son, has been working in the insurance industry for more than 30 years and knows her stuff with customers who come back to her year after year to renew their cover.