Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in the know

in the know
Meaning(s)
1) to have information about something that few other people have
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    • she seems to be in the know
  • Analysis
    To be 'in the know' means to know something or have information that others don't. This can mean that you are educated in a particular area, or you are aware of something, but it can also mean you have access to privileged or sensitive information. You will usually hear this phrase used to discuss sensitive subjects in personal or professional matters.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. It is worth finding out about places to visit from people in the city who are in the know.
    2. If you want to sample the best coffee, you will need to talk to someone in the know about the best roasts.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I wouldn't like to speculate. It's best to talk to someone in the know regarding the stability of the market.
    2. I was wondering if you might be able to share your source with me. You always seem to be in the know when the rest of us are in the dark.
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