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Ins and outs

Posted by Shae on September 24, 2002

Learning the "ins and outs" means developing some degree of expertise.

An article in today's Irish Times explains one possible origin. "The main thing you have to know about ploughing [competitively] is that the ins and outs have to be in line," she said, explaining that these were the points where the plough entered and exited the soil.

Any other explanations?