the tricks of the trade

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 to alter a shirt. My accountant friend is showing me the tricks of the trade to pay as few taxes as possible on my income.
See also: of, trade, trick

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.
See also: of, trade, trick
References in classic literature ?
He had not worked off a cake; yet he had tried all the tricks of the trade, even to the washing of a hermit; but the hermit died.
According to supermodel and face of the new Speedo Sculpture range Yasmin Le Bon: "After spending 33 years on the modelling circuit I have heard all of the tricks of the trade.
The seller will show you all of the tricks of the trade and have you up and running in short order.
Alyssa Milano has been in the Hollywood biz for a while now, so she knows all the tricks of the trade.
Below are the tricks of the trade it used against The Third Jihad.
The writer, actor, producer and director will be revealing some of the tricks of the trade.
This book gives away the tricks of the trade and how companies get us to part with our cash.
com brings the recipes of your favourite restaurants into your kitchen, by helping you create your own menus and learn the tricks of the trade.
Mr Spoors taught comedienne Victoria Wood some of the tricks of the trade when she filmed a TV advert for Asda at the Boldon store this year.
WELSH PREMIER clubs are set to become more media-sawy after learning the tricks of the trade from Ceri Stennett, match day Press officer for the FAW.
More than 700,000 people are thought to make a full or part-time living trading goods on the auction website, and the course promises to teach pupils the tricks of the trade.
Eventually, Julian reveals his true profession, even showing Danny some of the tricks of the trade.
A computer taster session is being held at Castle Bromwich Library where people will be taught the tricks of the trade in using the internet.
This book will show you all of the tricks of the trade used by some of the best negotiators in the world--our kids.
As UCG's editorial director, Lisa will teach and preach the tricks of the trade to a staff that is already used to winning journalism awards," said Dan Brown, UCG's partner in charge of editorial content.