learn (something) at one's mother's knee

Definition of learn (something) at one's mother's knee

  1. :  to learn (something) when one is very young I learned to speak French at my mother's knee.

Word by Word Definitions

learnplay
  1. :  to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience

    :  memorize

    :  to come to be able

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

motherplay
  1. :  a female parent

    :  a woman in authority

    :  the superior of a religious community of women

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a mother

    :  bearing the relation of a mother

    :  derived from or as if from one's mother

  1. :  to give birth to

    :  to give rise to :  produce

    :  to care for or protect like a mother

  1. :  mother of vinegar

kneeplay
  1. :  a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella

    :  the part of the leg that includes this joint

    :  the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee

  1. :  to strike with the knee

    :  to bend the knee to


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