✅ KNOW SMTH LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND
– I used to know grammar like the back of my hand until VK stopped me from downloading books.
✅ KNOW SMTH INSIDE OUT
– Don’t worry, I can save your pet. I know a cat’s anatomy inside out!
✅ KNOW SMTH BACKWARDS & FORWARDS
– Mum, no need to teach me how to use the washing machine. I know this thing backwards and forwards. See how clean the dog is?
✅ TO KNOW ONE’S STUFF
– What’s 4+5? No idea! Ask Steven Hawking. He really knows his stuff.
✅ KNOW LIKE A BOOK (a bit old fashioned)
– I know this forest; every tree, every river – like a book!
✅ TO DO SMTH BLINDFOLDED
– Cook shashliki? It’s so simple. I can do it blindfolded. Now pass me the petrol!
✅ TO DO SMTH WITH YOUR EYES SHUT (same as above)
– Oh stop hassling me! I’ve been driving for 40 years. I can drive with my eyes…
✅ TO KNOW ONE’S WAY AROUND SMTH (usually mechanical)
– Let me see why your car isn’t working! I know my way around a Lada engine!
✅ READ SOMEONE LIKE A BOOK (to discern someone’s thoughts from his or her body language or other behaviour)
– I know you’re lying to me. I can read you like a book. After all, we’ve been married for 90 years.
✅ TO KNOW FULL/PERFECTLY WELL (to know something while pretending not to, usually through ignorance or naivety)
– Don’t bother making excuses. You know perfectly well you can’t serve raw chicken, especially to the Queen.