au fait

au fait

[oh fe]
adjective French.
having experience or practical knowledge of a thing; expert; versed.

Origin:
literally, to the fact

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au fait (o fɛ, English əʊ ˈfeɪ)
 
adj
fully informed; in touch or expert
 
[C18: literally: to the point]

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au fait
1743, from Fr., "to the point, to the matter under discussion," lit. "to the fact," from fait "fact" (see feat). Used in Fr. with sense of "acquainted with the facts."
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