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English definition of “have a nodding acquaintance with sb/sth”

have a nodding acquaintance with sb/sth

to know someone slightly or have a slight knowledge of a subject: She has only a nodding acquaintance with the issues involved.Knowledge and awarenessBeing, becoming friends and getting to know someone
(Definition of have a nodding acquaintance with sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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