get the feel of something
get a/the feel of (something)
To have a good sense of a situation or how to do something; to have substantial knowledge or experience in something. Once I get a feel of the company's daily operations, I'll be more comfortable in this management role.
get the feel of (something)
To begin having a general sense of how to do or use something or how something operates; to become familiar with something. Though it's radically advanced from my last computer, I'm starting to get the feel of this newer model. I got the feel of the office after a couple of days shadowing my boss.