get a handle on

Get a handle on
When you get a handle on something, you come to understand it.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • get a handle on — (something) informal to find a way to understand a situation in order to control it. We need to get a better handle on the effects of climate change …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a handle on — To understand, grasp • • • Main Entry: ↑handle …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a handle on — understand, find out about    We have to get a handle on the parking problem get the facts …   English idioms

  • get a handle on — verb To build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control. After a week of poring over the manuals, I am just beginning to get a handle on the software …   Wiktionary

  • Get a handle on — 1. be able to utilise something; 2. understand …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get a handle on — Australian Slang 1. be able to utilise something; 2. understand …   English dialects glossary

  • get a handle on sth — get/have a handle on sth INFORMAL ► to understand something or be able to deal with something: »By coming in early and staying late she started to get a handle on the problem. Main Entry: ↑handle …   Financial and business terms

  • get a handle on something — get a handle on (something) informal to find a way to understand a situation in order to control it. We need to get a better handle on the effects of climate change …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a handle on somebody — get/have a ˈhandle on sb/sth idiom (informal) to understand or know about sb/sth, especially so that you can deal with it or them later • I can t get a handle on these sales figures. Main entry: ↑handleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a handle on something — have/get/a handle on something informal phrase to understand something well I soon began to get a handle on the new software. Thesaurus: to understand somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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