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au fait

[oh fe] /oʊ ˈfɛ/
adjective, French.
having experience or practical knowledge of a thing; expert; versed.
Origin of au fait
literally, to the fact Unabridged
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au fait

/o fɛ; English əʊ ˈfeɪ/
fully informed; in touch or expert
Word Origin
C18: literally: to the point
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1743, French, "to the point, to the matter under discussion," literally "to the fact," from fait "fact" (see feat). Used in French with sense of "acquainted with the facts."

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