in the know

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in the know (comparative more in the know, superlative most in the know)

  1. Informed, aware.
    Those in the know don't shop at that kind of store.
    Anyone who is in the know doesn't shop there.
    He appears in the know about such matters.

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  • Rarely used attributively without distinctive marking with hyphens or quotation marks.

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