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know the score

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknow the scoreknow the scoreinformal to understand a situation and all the good and bad features about it I knew the score before I started the job. know
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know the scoreAnd I didn't break any hearts - they all knew the score.No great discoveries, but at least he knew the score.Some bisexual relationships work perfectly well as long as everyone knows the score.You know the score, give the urban kids a slice of country life.Valdez knew the score -- the deal was indefensible.Like music, the better one knows the score, the greater the delight and reward one gains from reading it.Just so you know the score, Walt, Ann's going to be working with me from now on.Just so you know the score, Walt.
know the scoreknow the scoreinformalKNOW something to know the real facts of a situation, including any unpleasant ones We are trying to attract managers who know the score. score
Examples from the Corpus
know the scoreAnd I didn't break any hearts - they all knew the score.Some bisexual relationships work perfectly well as long as everyone knows the score.No great discoveries, but at least he knew the score.Like music, the better one knows the score, the greater the delight and reward one gains from reading it.Valdez knew the score -- the deal was indefensible.Just so you know the score, Walt.You know the score, give the urban kids a slice of country life.
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