know the score


: to have a good understanding of a situation
Now that she knows the score, she won't make the same mistake again.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps those late-arriving crowds in Miami actually do know the score, after all. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2023 East Hartford senior captain Cooper Lavigne, wrestling for fifth place at 152 pounds, didn’t know the score. Lori Riley,, 25 Feb. 2022 Successfully transforming your organization to be its very best and achieve big bold goals requires everybody to unite their energy around something bigger than themselves, to be able to tell the story, and to know the score. Marta Wilson, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The Chase County runner doesn’t know the score. Jonathan Beverly, Outside Online, 27 Aug. 2020

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“Know the score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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