If you learn the ropes, you learn how to do a job properly, or how things work and how to get things done.
Ruth will teach you what to do, and it shouldn’t take you too long to learn the ropes.
It can take quite a while for a new lawyer to learn the ropes in a big legal firm.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘learn the ropes’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘learn the ropes’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.