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    Nastya_Bashkina is offline Newbie
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    Default learn the ropes

    Good evening!
    I want to use idiom "learn the ropes", but I can't right use it.
    Could you say me how it can be used in the such context:
    He found a job and learned the ropes of the deliveryman profession.
    Thank you for your attention.
    Last edited by Nastya_Bashkina; 15-Mar-2013 at 19:16.

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    Default Re: learn the ropes

    Quote Originally Posted by Nastya_Bashkina View Post
    Good evening!
    I want to use idiom "learn the ropes", but I can't right use it.
    Could you say me how it can be used in the such context:
    He found a job and learned the ropes of the deliveryman profession.
    Thank you for your attention.
    It means, as your example suggests, to learn the job. Use a search engine to find the origin.

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