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learn the ropes

Slang definitions & phrases for learn the ropes

learn the ropes

verb phrase

To learn the elements of a task or profession; serve one's apprenticeship: Stokovich and a mope from Justice who was at the time learning the ropes (1977+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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