get a handle on something

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: handle

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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. 2012.

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