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What does "know one's stuff" mean?



 
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What does "know one's stuff" mean? #1 (permalink) Wed May 17, 2006 11:23 am   What does "know one's stuff" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #54 "Lots of Stuff", question 5

It's quite clear she's studied the subject very thoroughly and when she lectured, you could tell she ......... her stuff.

(a) knew
(b) got
(c) showed
(d) took

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #54 "Lots of Stuff", answer 5

It's quite clear she's studied the subject very thoroughly and when she lectured, you could tell she knew her stuff.

Correct answer: (a) knew

Your answer was: incorrect
It's quite clear she's studied the subject very thoroughly and when she lectured, you could tell she got her stuff.
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Dear Sir

what does "know one's stuff" mean?
why not "get" here?

thanks a lot in advance

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Stuff #2 (permalink) Wed May 17, 2006 11:26 am   Stuff
 

Hi Christina328,

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what does "know one's stuff" mean?

This means you have a very good knowledge of a subject - in other words you are an expert in that subject.

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