the tricks of the trade

quick and effective methods used by experienced people in a particular profession

There are a few tricks of the trade which will help you when painting a room.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • (the) tricks of the trade — the tricks of the trade phrase quick and effective methods used by experienced people in a particular profession There are a few tricks of the trade which will help you when painting a room. Thesaurus: systems and methods for doing thingssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the tricks of the trade — skills of an occupation, learn the ropes    I know the printing business. I ll show you the tricks of the trade …   English idioms

  • tricks of the trade — ► tricks of the trade special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft. Main Entry: ↑trick …   English terms dictionary

  • tricks of the trade — n. special skills and knowledge associated with any trade or profession. □ I know a few tricks of the trade that make things easier. □ I learned the tricks of the trade from my uncle …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tricks of the trade —    This term refers to a clever or expert way of doing things, especially in a job.     He s a tough negotiator; he knows all the tricks of the trade …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tricks of the trade — See the tricks of the trade …   English idioms

  • tricks of the trade — clever methods that help you to do a job better or faster. As a journalist, you learn the tricks of the trade pretty quickly or you don t survive …   New idioms dictionary

  • tricks of the trade — special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft. → trick …   English new terms dictionary

  • tricks of the trade — special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, esp. those that are little known by outsiders …   Useful english dictionary

  • trick of the trade — {n. phr.}, {usually in plural}, {informal} 1. A piece of expert knowledge; a smart, quick, or skillful way of working at a trade or job. * /Mr. Olson spent years learning the tricks of the trade as a carpenter./ * /Any one can learn how to hang… …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.