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