Need to know ; means exactly that. It doesn't defy the rules as stated "I'm a dumb fuck head, and by the way...your not ment/supposed to keep anything classified".
If there is some kind of chemical alarm here, it's need to know.
by The KIR June 18, 2020
This is a self defining phrase used in high security settings such as the military and intelligence fields.
I am sorry we can't share that sort of file with you. If it existed it would be on an ntk - need to know basis.
by I, Wreckerrr July 5, 2020
Fairly self-explainatory, a tight security method in which information is only given to those who can present a good case for knowing about a project.
The example is classified, and given out on a need-to-know basis only. Obviously, it isn't funny.
by Kung-fu Jesus July 29, 2004
If you would just tell me this it would solve all of my problems immediately.
Hym "I mean if you would just tell me what I need to know the problem would be solved. But you don't want want to because that would be too easy. Life should be hard. I should have to try. Why? Seriously, why should I have to if I don't have to naturally? If I can just get things without, why make me?"
by Hym Iam June 22, 2022
This is one of the Legacy media's current buzz phrases circa 2022. It is usually part of the headline of a news story. It is meant to grab your attention with its imperative "YOU NEED TO KNOW". It is unclear what will happen if you don't know about the subject in question, however, the phrase compels the reader explore further.
Thinking about going outside today? Here's what you need to know.
by Dr. Zauis November 25, 2022
An obsession with wanting to know everything there is to know about a topic, subject, product, software, game, etc.
Due to my Need to Know OCD I had dozens of browser tabs open while I researched my current medical condition.
by VirtualOCDAcademy January 26, 2021