Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) practical knowledge, ability, or skill to do something
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have the know-how to do something
This expression refers to methods or techniques of how to do something in an efficient way, especially something technical or practical that requires aptitude or skill. 'Know-how' is usually something learned, or acquired through experience. It is most commonly used in a professional context but applies to certain social situations too, such as in relation to fixing something. Phrases with a similar meaning include 'the knack of,' and 'business savvy.'
Social Examples (Basic)
Fixing a computer requires a lot of know-how. I'll give it a try, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it.
I wish I had the know-how to be able to fix my car, instead of getting expensive mechanics all the time!
Professional Examples (Basic)
We do not have the technical know-how to deal with the problem, so we may need to look for an outside solution.
The know-how that our most experienced members of staff bring to the tableis invaluable, and helps to ensure that things run in a smooth, efficient manner.
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