know the score

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of know the score

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

Word by Word Definitions

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

score play
  1. : twenty

  2. : a group of 20 things

  3. : an indefinitely large number

  1. : to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally : record

  2. : to enter in a record

  3. : to mark with significant lines or notches (as in keeping account)


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