show/teach (someone) a trick or two

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Definition of show/teach (someone) a trick or two

: to give (someone) good advice about how to do something based on one's experience
  • Grandpa should be able to show/teach us a gardening trick or two.

Word by Word Definitions

show play
  1. : to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit

  2. : to offer for sale

  3. : to present as a public spectacle : perform

  1. : a demonstrative display

  2. : outward appearance

  3. : a false semblance : pretense

teach play
  1. : to cause to know something

  2. : to cause to know how

  3. : to accustom to some action or attitude

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

trick play
  1. : a crafty procedure or practice meant to deceive or defraud

  2. : a mischievous act : prank

  3. : a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat

  1. : to deceive by cunning or artifice : cheat

  2. : to dress or adorn fancifully or ornately : ornament

  1. : of or relating to or involving tricks or trickery

  2. : skilled in or used for tricks

  3. : somewhat defective and unreliable

two play
  1. : being one more than one in number

  2. : being the second

  1. : two countable individuals not specified

  2. : a small approximate number of indicated things

  1. : a number that is one more than one — see Table of Numbers

  2. : the second in a set or series

  3. : a 2-dollar bill


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