A slight acquaintance with a person or knowledge of a subject: students will need a nodding acquaintance with three other languages
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of nodding acquaintance in:
- The US English dictionary