Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    varbes is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default "To show somebody the ropes"

    I want to know what does "To show somebody the ropes" mean?


    Thank you

  2. #2
    Mad-ox's Avatar
    Mad-ox is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Hungarian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,471
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "To show somebody the ropes"

    Quote Originally Posted by varbes View Post
    I want to know what does "To show somebody the ropes" mean?


    Thank you
    show the ropes - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "To show somebody the ropes"

    It means to show someone how to do something/how things work in a certain situation. For example, somebody may start a new job at your place of work, and you would 'show them the ropes' - you would show them how to do their job, introduce them to the other work, tell them about relevant procedures, etc.

Similar Threads

  1. a show of hands
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-May-2009, 07:18
  2. Have nothing/little/much to show for it
    By flipper in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-May-2008, 11:17
  3. an act to show off/ a chance to show off
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-May-2008, 10:32
  4. start to their show/ start their show
    By brend10 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2008, 13:02
  5. one-woman show
    By wml in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Feb-2006, 04:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk