English version

be an old hand (at something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe an old hand (at something)be an old hand (at something)EXPERIENCEDto have a lot of experience of something I’m an old hand at this game. old
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be an old hand (at something)These were old hands, and Dawn Run was effectively still a novice.Helms is an old hand at backroom politics.Habitat is an old hand at changing habits of a lifetime.Blue is an old hand at such compositions and has never had any trouble with them.Pete Zimmerman is an old hand at water initiatives.We are old hands in the public-school system.
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