to teach someone the ropes meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to teach someone the ropes" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Martha has just been promoted to office manager of the office where she works.  As such, when a new employee is hired for the office, it is Martha's responsibility to teach the new employee all the procedures and expectations necessary to fulfill the job requirements.
Martha must teach the new employees the ropes.
Martha must teach the ropes to the new employees.
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Idiom Definition:


"to teach someone the ropes"
to teach or show someone (usually in a new situation) how to do something that the person is not familiar with
 
Synonyms:
acquaint, advise, brief, coach, demonstrate, develop, direct, edify, educate, enlighten, form, guide, imbue, impart, implant, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instruct, lecture, prepare, reveal, school, show, tell, train, tutor, update
 
 
 
This teacher is literally teaching us the ropes. - - - - ->  A female teacher wearing an orange dress is standing in front of a blackboard with a pointer in her hand.  There are three different kinds of rope on the blackboard.  A role of jute rops, a roll of yellow and black striped nylone rope and a skipping rope.




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Idiom Scenario 2:


Juan has decided to try a new hobby.  Juan has decided that he would like to learn to watch birds.  Juan's friend, Raphael, has offered to take Juan to his first birdwatcher meeting.  Raphael has been a birdwatcher for more than ten years ...
Juan:        "Thanks for offering to help me with my new hobby."
Raphael:  "No problem.  Bird watching is a great pastime."
Juan:        "I'm a little nervous because I know nothing about bird watching."
Raphael:  "Don't worry.  I'll teach you the ropes."
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Idiom Usage:

You can:
Teach someone the ropes
or
Teach the ropes to someone
 
In the imperative:
"Teach me the ropes!"
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Teaching someone the ropes might be an obligation or it might be an act of kindness.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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