Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “show/teach sb the ropes”

See all translations

show/teach sb the ropes

to show someone how to do a job or activity: Lynn spent an afternoon showing the new girl the ropes.
Translations of “show/teach sb the ropes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給(某人)指點竅門, 教(某人)如何工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给(某人)指点窍门, 教(某人)如何工作…
(Definition of show/teach sb the ropes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More