know the score

idiom

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

Examples of know the score in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those with sweaty pits and callused hands — asphalt rakers, flatbed drivers, farmers, and welders — already know the score. Letters To The Editor, Orlando Sentinel, 16 June 2024 For the most part, the reality vets on The Traitors are people who know the score. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 16 Jan. 2024 And after months of comparing notes on picket lines, millennial and Gen Z members of the WGA know the score on how things used to work. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 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, courant.com, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/know%20the%20score. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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