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English definition of “know your way around something”

know your way around something

to be very familiar with a place, subject, or system, and therefore be able to act effectively: Those two guys really know their way around an engine.
(Definition of know your way around something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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