the ropes

the ropes

The details or knowhow about a specific situation, task, job, or role. I know there's a lot to take in, but your partner has been here for over 10 years and will show you the ropes. This class is intense! You're expected to know the ropes from day one.
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This thinner coating gives the Elite series top speed and high performance, but is limiting since using them on an uneven surface puts added wear and tear on the ropes.
While making the ropes, the inmates take utmost care to ensure there are no knots in the thread.
The ropes will provide enrichment for spider monkeys, 19 year-old male Goochie and females Valentine, 11, Zula, 26, and five-year-old Delilah.
Afplats confirmed that the support Bridon offered for the installation and application of the ropes played a major role in its choice of supplier.
The nature of the rope affects the security of a knot and depends on whether it is supple or stiff, rough or smooth, thick or thin and if the ropes are of equal or unequal diameters.
They capture the motion of the ropes by high-speed cameras, one to the side and one at the end.
Town hall bosses have branded the thieves "irresponsible" and are baffled why the ropes are being taken.
The lifts will start up after the ropes reduce their swing arcs.
Two spinners hold two long ropes, twirling one clockwise and the other counterclockwise in a precise rhythm while one or two jumpers bound in and dodge the ropes with hip-hop bounces and acrobatic maneuvers.
The four rescuers worked several hours cutting the ropes with a special curved knife.
In some trials, the ropes were too far apart for the chimp to get the food on its own.
Your assertion in Comment ("Bush on the Ropes," July issue) that "it now seems likely that George W.
Daily, staff visually check the ropes before they are put in use.
Color and black-and-white photos of an adult Veronica Chambers jumping rope with her friends, teams doing flips inside the ropes and many historical photos make this high-energy book not only fun to read, but also fun too look at.