[noh-uh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ ə bəl/
capable of being .
mid-15c., from know (v.) + -able.
[noh-awl] /ˈnoʊˌɔl/ noun, Informal. 1. a know-it-all. noun 1. (informal, derogatory) a person who pretends or appears to know a great deal
- Know all the angles
verb phrase To understand all the aspects of something; to be extremely knowledgeable: know all the angles of this business
- Know all the answers
verb phrase Also, know a thing or two ; know it all ; know one’s way around . Be extremely knowledgeable or experienced. These idioms may be used somewhat differently, expressing overconfidence, as in Helen always knew all the answers, or thought she did , or competence, as in Bob knows a thing or two […]
- Know a thing or two
verb phrase To have practical sagacity; be worldly-wise; know what’s what (1792+) see: know all the answers