1. School in: I searched for it on the internet but couldn't find its meaning or anything related to it. I found this idiom in a past year question paper. 6th-part

  2. Get something into bones: I found this idiom in essay "First year at harrow" by Winston Churchill. Here is link to pdf version of essay.

    Thus, I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence -- which is a noble thing.

Page 2/5 I inferred from it that he learned the essential structure of english thoroughly, but I couldn't find any such idiom on the internet.

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    Please transcribe the relevant parts of the text in the images. Text in images is not searchable.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 19:14

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To school in is an expression meaning to teach or train, generally a skill or craft.

It is frequently used in the passive to mean that someone had acquired skills:

He was schooled in the craft of stone-masonry.

It can also be used actively:

The poacher schooled his children in the art of catching birds.

The Oxford Dictionary defines schooled as: Educated or trained in a specified activity or in a particular way.


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