get the feel of

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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.
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get the feel of

Also, have the feel of. Become or be accustomed to or learn about; acquire skill in. For example, It took me a while to get the feel of the new car, or After a few months Jack had the feel of his new position. This idiom transfers the sense of touch to mental perception. [Mid-1900s]
See also: feel, get, of