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nodding acquaintance

Definition of nodding acquaintance in English:

A slight acquaintance with a person or knowledge of a subject: students will need a nodding acquaintance with three other languages
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  • Now, I would have thought that anyone who has had even a nodding acquaintance with Econ 101 would have figured that as the most natural outcome of market integration.
  • But I was hesitant to do that because, frankly, some of the news these days looks to have little more than a nodding acquaintance with reality and doesn't make any coherent sense to me at all.
  • Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
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