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If you're going to appear on the national stage, you'd better have good stage-hands that know the ropes.
Yean, Brooks Brothers overcoat, know the ropes Smooth is holdin' those briefcases, silk ties Slick as them older folks"
There's Lola, a spunky girl who seems to know the ropes locally There's the scholar Hermanjilio, who doesn't believe in the Mayan superstitions until he is caught in their realities.
She said: "It really is hard work, but I've done it for 20 years so I know the ropes.
Danielle, 20, made only one proposal after the company merge: that she would get to know the ropes with Geoff's Newtownabbey-based stripogram troupe.
Hopefully we can begin to start up something by this summer and maybe eventually have it into full swing after a year or two, once we know the ropes.
At Dole's invitation, the local leaders had the chance to network with federal and state officials, who know the ropes when it comes to securing financing for a business startup or a water-treatment plant.
How Dickey picked Erickson isn't known, but he did know the ropes.
We know the ropes," added Geoff, 51, an aircraft engineer, from Fleet, Hampshire.
People who do this on a regular basis, they know the ropes.
Phrases such as "scraped from the bottom of the barrel," "they don't know the ropes," "keep a weather eye open," "barge in," or "bitter end," as well as such words as bootleg, fairway, or hijack.