tools of the/one's trade

Definition of tools of the/one's trade

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

toolplay tools
  1. :  a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task

    :  the cutting or shaping part in a machine or machine tool

    :  a machine for shaping metal :  machine tool

  1. :  to cause (a vehicle) to go :  drive

    :  to convey in a vehicle

    :  to shape, form, or finish with a tool

  1. :  a design (as on the binding of a book) made by tooling

tradeplay
  1. :  a path traversed :  way

    :  a track or trail left by a person or animal :  tread

    :  a customary course of action :  practice

  1. :  to have dealings :  negotiate

    :  to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in trade

    :  intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

    :  serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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