If you show someone the ropes, you teach or explain to them how to do a particular job.
In this expression: ropes = basic methods, or the way something is done.
Someone "learning the ropes" is being taught the basics.
Someone who "knows the ropes" is familiar or experienced - and could "show the ropes" to someone else!
1. Luckily, my colleague showed me the ropes until I figured out that new project.
2. When we are not sure the usage of English grammar, Ensie shows us the ropes all the time.