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“the ins and outs” in English

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the ins and outsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌɪnz ənd ˈaʊts/ us /ˌɪnz ənd ˈaʊts/

C2 the detailed or complicated facts of something:

I know how to use computers, but I don't really understand the ins and outs of how they work.

(Definition of “the ins and outs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ins and outs” in American English

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ins and outsplural noun

us /ˈɪnz ən ˈɑʊts/

the details or facts relating to something:

She knows the ins and outs of the law.

(Definition of “ins and outs” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)