Значение идиомы the ropes

[the ropes] {n. plural}, {informal} Thorough or special knowledgeof a job; how to do something; the ways of people or the world.

Ona newspaper a cub reporter learns his job from an older reporter whoknows the ropes.

When you go to a new school it takes a while tolearn the ropes.

Betty showed Jane the ropes when she was learningto make a dress.

Mr. Jones was an orphan and he had to learn theropes when he was young to make his way in the world.

Compare: BEAROUND, INS AND OUTS, TRICK OF THE TRADE.


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