old-hand

old hand

noun
a person who is experienced in or familiar with a subject, area, procedure, etc.: The guide you just hired is an old hand at leading safaris.

Origin:
1775–85

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old hand
 
n
1.  a person who is skilled at something through long experience
2.  informal (Austral) (in the 19th century) an ex-convict
3.  informal (Austral) a person who is long established in a place

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