cut one's teeth
phrasal to learn, do, or perform as a beginning or at the start of one's career <
an actress who cut her teeth on television
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cut one's teeth — ( ● cut * * * acquire initial practice or experience of a particular sphere of activity or with a particular organization the brothers cut their professional teeth at Lusardi s before starting their own restaurant …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut one's teeth — ► cut one s teeth acquire initial experience of an activity. Main Entry: ↑cut …   English terms dictionary

  • cut one's teeth — verb To begin; to gain early experience. He cut his teeth flying model airplanes as a child, so aeronautical engineering came naturally …   Wiktionary

  • cut one's teeth — acquire initial experience of a sphere of activity. → cut …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut one's teeth on — phrasal or cut one s eyeteeth on : to learn, do, or perform as a beginning or at the start of one s career : start with : do while young and inexperienced he cut his eyeteeth on algebra at the age of eight …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut one's teeth on — See: CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut one's teeth on — See: CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut\ one's\ teeth\ on — See: cut teeth(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut one's eyeteeth on — phrasal see cut one s teeth on …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut\ one's\ eye\ teeth\ on — • cut (eye) teeth • cut one s eye teeth on v. phr. 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth. 2. • informal cut (one s) eye teeth (on) To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start …   Словарь американских идиом

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