the hang of

*the hang of something

the knowledge or knack of doing something correctly. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ teach someone ∼.) As soon as I get the hang of this computer, I'll be able to work faster. Now that l have the hang of starting the car in cold weather, I won't have to get up so early.
See also: hang, of
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