know something inside and out

Definition of know something inside and out

  1. :  to know something completely She knows the business inside and out.

Word by Word Definitions

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

insideplay
  1. :  an interior or internal part or place :  the part within

    :  inward nature, thoughts, or feeling

    :  viscera, entrails

  1. :  on the inner side

    :  in or into the interior

    :  to or on the inside

  1. :  of, relating to, or being on or near the inside

    :  relating or known to a select group

    :  behind-the-scenes

  1. :  in or into or as if in or into the interior of

    :  on the inner side of

    :  within

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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