May 16, 2006

show someone the ropes

Posted in Idioms at 9:48 am by Feng

show someone the ropes — to explain to someone how to do a job or activity [thefreedict]

On 'The War at Home', Larry's little brother, Mike, is only 13 years old but very crafty. He concealed his age and asked a girl out for a date. Larry eagerly reminded Mike that the girl was 16, a lot older than Mike. With a cunning smile, Mike replied: "Then I don't need to show her the ropes."

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