Learn the ropes (idiom of the week)

Here is my idiom of the week: to learn the ropes.

Business English Kurs und Firmenkurse in Berlin

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To learn the ropes is to learn how to do something new that you will do regularly – for example, in a new job.

‘It won’t take you long to learn the ropes – you will soon be able to run the café by yourself’.