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be something of a gardener/an expert etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe something of a gardener/an expert etcbe something of a gardener/an expert etcGOOD ATto know a lot about something or to be very good at something Charlie’s always been something of an expert on architecture. something
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be something of a gardener/an expert etcRichard Holmes was something of an expert at the game, but he ended up as a down-and-out by the end.In his own way he is something of an expert on the private lives of actresses.Alfred Walter is something of an expert on Viennese music particularly that of the Johann Strauss era.
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