al dedillo

al dedillo(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. inside out
El comentarista se sabía los nombres de todos los jugadores al dedillo.The sports commentator knew the names of all the players inside out.
b. by heart
Me sabía el soneto de Shakespeare al dedillo.I knew the Shakespeare sonnet by heart.
c. like the back of one's hand
El guía conocía las montañas al dedillo.The guide knew the mountains like the back of his hand.
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al dedillo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
saber algo al dedilloto know something inside out
conocer algo al dedillo to know sth like the back of one's hand; cumplir una orden al dedillo to follow an order to the letter; saber algo al dedillo to have sth at one's fingertips
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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