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know what you are talking about

C1 to understand a subject because of your experience: He doesn't know what he's talking about - he's never even been to Africa.
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know what you are talking about

to be able to speak in an informed way because of your experience or education: He doesn’t know what he’s talking about – he’s never even been to Alaska.
(Definition of know what you are talking about from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “know what you are talking about”
in Chinese (Simplified) 作经验之谈…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作經驗之談…
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