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Meaning of “have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth” in the English Dictionary

"have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth" in British English

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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.
(Definition of have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have a passing/slight/nodding acquaintance with sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…所知甚少…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…所知甚少…
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