I figure I'll put in a few years, learn the ropes and move on to something better.
He once invited me to go with him so I could learn the ropes.
Get a job in the business first for at least a year and learn the ropes.
Once a year, it's a whole new audience, and they need to learn the ropes.
Having learned the ropes, they were now ready to set off on their own.
But she's young, feeling her way around, learning the ropes, know what I mean?
As a result, learning the ropes has taken more time than it might have.
You and I made mistakes while we were learning the ropes.
If you know your stuff and learn the ropes, you'll do fine.
Then, for several years, she worked in a travel agency, learning the ropes.