tools of the/one's trade

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Definition of tools of the/one's trade

: a set of tools or skills that are necessary for a particular kind of job or work She showed me her paints, brushes, and the other tools of her trade.

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“Tools of the/one's trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tools%20of%20the%2Fone%27s%20trade. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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