tricks of the trade

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tricks of the trade

Certain clever or ingenious skills, techniques, or methods used by professionals to do something more easily or efficiently. My uncle used to be a tailor, so he taught me all the tricks of the trade for choosing the highest quality materials for my suit. My accountant friend is showing me the tricks of the trade to pay as few taxes as possible on my income.
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*tricks of the trade

special skills and knowledge associated with any trade or profession. (*Typically: know ~; learn ~; show someone ~; teach someone ~.) I know a few tricks of the trade that make things easier. I learned the tricks of the trade from my uncle.
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tricks of the trade

Clever ways of operating a business or performing a task or activity, especially slightly dishonest or unfair ones. For example, Alma knows all the tricks of the trade, cutting the fabric as close as possible, or The butcher weighs meat after it's wrapped; charging for the packaging is one of the tricks of the trade .
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tricks of the trade

special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, especially those that are little known by outsiders.
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the ˌtricks of the ˈtrade

the clever or expert ways of doing things, especially used by people in their jobs: She’s only been here a couple of months, so she’s still learning the tricks of the trade.
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tricks of the trade

n. special skills and knowledge associated with any trade or profession. I know a few tricks of the trade that make things easier.
See also: of, trade, trick
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