know something backwards and forwards


know something backwards and forwards
understand or know something very well and thoroughly, know something perfectly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • know something backwards and forwards — know (something) backwards and forwards to be extremely well informed about something. After 30 years in the fashion business, she knows it backwards and forwards. He knows New York inside out. Related vocabulary: know something like the back of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • know backwards and forwards — know (something) backwards and forwards to be extremely well informed about something. After 30 years in the fashion business, she knows it backwards and forwards. He knows New York inside out. Related vocabulary: know something like the back of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • know something backwards — know (something) backwards British & Australian, American if you know a subject or a piece of writing backwards, you know it very well. Ed knows the play backwards he s seen it eight or nine times. After 30 years in the business she knows it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • backwards — back|wards S2 [ˈbækwədz US wərdz] adv also backward [ wəd US wərd] AmE 1.) in the direction that is behind you ≠ ↑forwards ▪ Hannah took a step backward. ▪ She pushed me and I fell backwards into the chair. 2.) towards the beginning or the past ≠ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • know — know1 W1S1 [nəu US nou] v past tense knew [nju: US nu:] past participle known [nəun US noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have information)¦ 2¦(be sure)¦ 3¦(be familiar with somebody/something)¦ 4¦(realize)¦ 5¦(skill/experience)¦ 6¦(know somebody s qualities)¦ 7… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • know backwards — know (something) backwards British & Australian, American if you know a subject or a piece of writing backwards, you know it very well. Ed knows the play backwards he s seen it eight or nine times. After 30 years in the business she knows it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • backwards — [[t]bæ̱kwə(r)dz[/t]] (in AM, use backward) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move or look backwards, you move or look in the direction that your back is facing. The diver flipped over backwards into the water... He took two steps backward... Bess… …   English dictionary

  • backwards — (also backward) adverb 1》 in the direction of one s back. 2》 back towards the starting point. 3》 in reverse of the usual direction or order.     ↘towards the past.     ↘towards a worse state. Phrases backwards and forwards to and fro. bend (or… …   English new terms dictionary

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