Catch Word #129 – She knows it like the back of her hand

Sometimes we know just a little bit about something, and other times we know something so well that we have it memorized. This episode is all about expressions we can use to talk about having a very deep knowledge of something. We also have a popular expression for when you’ve got something completely memorized. You may have to listen to this episode a few times before you know these expressions like the back of your hand!



Harp: The first expression is to know it like the back of your hand.
Maura: Right. To know something, or to know it, like the back of your hand. Now, have a look down at the back of your hand right now. Looks familiar? I’m sure that you know if very well. You probably see it every day. This expression is used to talk about something that you know very well, just as well as you know the back of your hand.
Harp: Yeah. When you know something very well, you can say that you know it like the back of your hand.
Maura: You know, Harp, I’m kind of a freckly person, and I even have little freckles on my hand. And you’d think that I wouldn’t really be able to notice if I got a new one, but I can. A few times in my life, I’ve looked down and I think, “Oh, I’ve never seen that little brown freckle before. I guess I got a new one!”
Harp: That’s interesting!
Maura: So, anyways, all that to say I know the back of my hands very well.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

To know something like the back of your hand A freckle
All that to say To get spit out
A sense of direction Stage fright
Break a leg To know something inside out
A little birdie told me Excel
To know something by heart Hardcore
The tibia

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo allisons daily drama

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