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au fait

PRONUNCIATION:
(o FAY)

MEANING:
adjective: Being well-informed or skillful in something.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French, literally "to the fact", from Latin facere (to make or do).

USAGE:
"Some technology degree holders took two years in a job before they were au fait with the practical skills."
Caitlin McKay; Award for Dedication; Manawatu Standard (New Zealand); Aug 27, 2007.

See more usage examples of au fait in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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