in the know

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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.
    • 2022 January 12, “Stop & Examine”, in RAIL, number 948, page 70:
      "Reet. Wot fort do? I'm off wom.". No, we're not speaking a foreign language, although the bulk of readers could be forgiven for thinking so. Rather, for those in the know, it is of course a typical example of 'Wiganese' dialect, which has been brought to life by an Avanti West Coast-funded mural in the underpass of Wigan North Western station.