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

have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth

formal
to have very little knowledge or experience of a subject: I'm afraid I have only a nodding acquaintance with his works.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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