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1‘some people have a knack for making money’
gift, talent, flair, genius, instinct, faculty, ability, capability, capacity, aptitude, aptness, bent, forte, facility, dexterity, adroitness, readiness, quickness, ingenuity, proficiency, expertness, competence
technique, method, trick, skill, art, secret, approach, way, skilfulness, mastery, expertise, handiness, deftness
informal know-how, the hang of something
2‘he has a knack of getting injured at the wrong time’
tendency to, propensity for, habit of, way of, proneness to, aptness to, bent for, liability to, leaning towards, predisposition to, disposition to, inclination to, penchant for, readiness to
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