know\ one's\ way\ about

• know one's way around
• know one's way about
v. phr.
1. To understand how things happen in the world; he experienced in the ways of the world.

The sailor had been in the wildest ports in the world. He knew his way around.

Compare: have been around
2. informal • know one's onions
• know one's stuff
To have experience and skill in an activity.

Before trying to make any pottery, it is better to get advice from someone who knows his stuff in ceramics.

Compare: dry behind the ears

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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