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Английская идиома "Learn the ropes"

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Краткое объяснение значения и использования английской идиомы "Learn the ropes".

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Meaning

Learn something new.

Origin

A nautical term, from the days of sailing ships when new recruits had to learn how to tie knots and which rope hauled up which sail. After which of course they would know the ropes.