in the know

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Alternative forms[edit]

Prepositional phrase[edit]

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 to be in the know about such matters.

Usage notes[edit]

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