BEC高级真题短语解析:”learnt the ropes”

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Learnt the ropes

Learnt the ropes:to understand how to do a particular job or activity (理解如何完成某项工作、知悉某种门道)

例句:My great-uncle was running our own family petrol company, and I learnt the ropes at a petrol station. { 例句出处:《剑桥BEC高级真题集第三辑:P76》}


BEC高级真题短语”learnt the ropes”用法及出处:

Usage notes:sometimes used in the forms know the ropes (to understand how something is done) and show /teach someone the ropes (to teach someone how something is done)  E.G. You’d better find someone to show you the ropes if you’re going to fix the car yourself.

Origination:Not surprisingly, the origin of the idiom “learn the ropes”is nautical. Before the days of ships powered by steam or fossil fuel, almost all ships had sails. New recruits had to learn how to tie knots and manipulate the ropes that moved the sails to capture wind most effectively; this series of lessons was termed “learning the ropes.”

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