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Show you the ropes

Posted by Kit on June 23, 2003

Does anyone know the origin of the phrase 'I'll show you the ropes'... ie. to show someone the basics/how something is done. Methinks it's a nautical term originally, but where from? Any suggestions?

Cheers peeps.

Kit