Learn The Ropes - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom ‘learn the ropes' means ‘to know how to do something'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘learn the ropes' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.

Video Analysis

If someone hasn’t taken to a new job very quickly, and it looks like they just keep making mistake after mistake, it might be time for them to go back to basics and learn the ropes all over again. Learning the ropes is learning something new or something that has been forgotten over time.

Further Examples:

  1. He got thrown in the deep end and had to learn the ropes really quickly.

  2. How long does it take to learn the ropes as a sales associate?

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