get into the swing (of something)

get into the swing (of something)
get into the swing (of something) informal phrase
to become used to a new situation and to feel confident that you can deal with it

I’ve been here a week, and I’m only just beginning to get into the swing of things.

Thesaurus: to become familiar with a new situation or way of livingsynonym people who live in a particular wayhyponym
Main entry: swing

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get in/into the ˈswing (of sth) idiom
(informal) to get used to an activity or a situation and become fully involved in it

I've only been here a week so I haven't got into the swing of things yet.

Main entry:swingidiom

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  • get into the swingof things —    When you get into the swing of something, you become involved in it or get used to it and begin to enjoy it.     It ll be more fun when you get into the swing of things …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • swing at something — swing at (someone/something) to try to hit someone or something. They were arguing, and then I saw him swing at Howie. He took a swing at the window so he could get into the house, and then he remembered the key hidden under the doormat …   New idioms dictionary

  • swing — swing1 [ swıŋ ] (past tense and past participle swung [ swʌŋ ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 move from side to side ▸ 2 move in smooth curve ▸ 3 try to hit someone/something ▸ 4 (make) change state ▸ 5 be lively and enjoyable ▸ 6 about music ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swing — I UK [swɪŋ] / US verb Word forms swing : present tense I/you/we/they swing he/she/it swings present participle swinging past tense swung UK [swʌŋ] / US past participle swung *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to move, or to make something move,… …   English dictionary

  • swing — [[t]swɪ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ swings, swinging, swung 1) V ERG If something swings or if you swing it, it moves repeatedly backwards and forwards or from side to side from a fixed point. [V adv/prep] The sail of the little boat swung crazily from one side… …   English dictionary

  • swing — swing1 W3 [swıŋ] v past tense and past participle swung [swʌŋ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move from a fixed point)¦ 2¦(move in a curve)¦ 3¦(hit)¦ 4¦(change opinions/emotions)¦ 5 swing into action 6¦(play)¦ 7¦(arrange something)¦ 8 swing both ways …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing — 1 verb past tense and past participle swung, 1 MOVE BACKWARDS/FORWARDS (I, T) to move backwards and forwards hanging from a fixed point, or to make something do this: a sign swinging in the wind | The soldiers swung their arms as they marched. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing — [c]/swɪŋ / (say swing) verb (swung or, Archaic, swang, swung, swinging) –verb (t) 1. to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: ladies swinging their parasols. 2. to cause to move in alternate directions,… …  

  • swing — swing1 swingable, adj. /swing/, v., swung, swinging, n., adj. v.t. 1. to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: to swing one s arms in walking. 2. to cause to move in alternate directions or in either… …   Universalium

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