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Phrase: The ins and outs of something

Meaning: To know how something works very well. To be knowledgeable about something. To provide all the details about something.

Examples:
This term we will study the ins and outs of the system, which you must know backwards/inside out/back to front.
I do not know all the ins and outs of this crisis, but do not worry because there is one person who does. We only need to find him.

Date: 2018-06-22 23:20:25

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Phrase: Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.

Author: Aaron Swartz (the late founder of DemandProgress)

Meaning: You know how essential net neutrality is to a free society. Big Cable has the power, and they’re very close to keeping it for themselves.

Website: https://demandprogress.org/ (Report broken link)

Date: 2018-05-16 23:17:47

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Phrase: The tip of the iceberg

Meaning: There is much more behind the scenes, that is, we only know a small portion of what is going on.

Example:
Those cases of corruption are only the tip of the iceberg. I am sure there are many more, and that we will never discover them.

Date: 2018-05-10 19:03:03

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Phrase: Chapter and verse

Meaning: Explain something thoroughly, without omitting any detail.

Examples:
She gave me a chapter-and-verse explanation about the incident.
That book is my favourite. I have read it so many times that I can quote you chapter and verse on anything you do not understand.

Date: 2018-02-16 19:24:13

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Phrase: Information is power

Meaning: Examples:
If you have sensitive information about someone, you can ruin his or her life, or career.
You can earn a lot of money with the correct information.
You can defeat an enemy with the right information.
Information also implies control. Governments have a lot of information about their citizens, and use it to control them. Imagine all that information in the wrong hands.
Google is hungry for collecting/gathering information. Beware of it.

Date: 2017-04-12 16:27:14

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Phrase: Know something backwards

Meaning: Know something very well:
I know Catalan history backwards. I have a PhD in Catalan history

Date: 2015-02-21 21:07:03

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Phrase: Know something / somebody inside out

Meaning: Know something very well:
I know this town inside out. I was born here
I know her inside out. She's my daughter

Date: 2015-02-21 21:05:01

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Phrase: Bring something to light / Something comes to light

Meaning: To make something become known.

Examples:
If this is brought to light / If this comes to light, we will be in serious trouble.
I think he should bring this information to light. / I think this information should come to light.

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Phrase: Familiarity breeds contempt

Meaning: When you know someone very well, he or she may do things or behave in a way you do not like, or you may not value him or her as you should. When you know something very well, it may bore you, or it may make you be less vigilant.

Examples:
It's your third fart, and they stink to high heaven. Familiarity breeds contempt.
At first I loved muy job, but now I find it very boring. Familiarity breeds contempt.

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Phrase: Ignorance is bliss

Meaning: Not to know about a bad situation make us happier

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Phrase: In minute detail

Meaning: Very carefully: She studied their proposal in minute detail, that is, she considered every possible detail

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Phrase: Information is not knowledge

Author: Albert Einstein

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Phrase: Know something like the back of one's hand

Meaning: Know something very well:
I know Barcelona like the back of my hand. I go there whenever I can because I love it. Besides, it is the capital of the Catalan nation

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Phrase: No news is good news

Meaning: Not to have any news about someone or something is better than to have bad news because it means that everything ought to be all right.

Example:
-My husband went out yesterday evening because we had a row, and has not returned yet. Maybe something bad has happened to him. I have phoned everywhere, and nobody knows anything.
-Well, I suppose that no news is good news. If anything bad had happened to him, you would have been informed.

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Phrase: The gory details

Meaning: All the details about something unpleasant or private.

Examples:
Please omit the gory details of the murder. There are children around.
Please tell me all the gory details about your love affair with that man. Do not spare me any detail.

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Phrase: The nuts and bolts of something

Meaning: Practical and basic information: You should know the nuts and bolts of starting an Internet business before you jump in with both feet

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