ins-outs

ins and outs

noun
1.
physical characteristics, as windings and turnings, nooks, or recesses: the ins and outs of a subterranean passage.
2.
intricacies; particulars; peculiarities: the ins and outs of the tax laws.

Origin:
1880–85

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