wrap (one's) head around

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wrap (one's) head around

To comprehend something that one considers challenging, confusing, or a foreign concept. Kate is willing to pay full price for an expensive handbag, but I just can't wrap my head around that. Sam tries to wrap her head around snow and freezing temperatures, but she's always lived in Florida, so real winter is not something she has experienced.
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When you've allegedly got bosses of certain enormous organisations still struggling to wrap their heads around the mind-blowing concept that women should get paid the same as men for doing the same work, it's like there's been no progress at all.
While Sam and Drew try to wrap their heads around the fact the policeman was killed in their offices, they will be presented with a new opportunity that can make or break their company.
I think my daughter and all her friends are kind of in shock and really can't really wrap their heads around what happened," Carney said.
It's hard for many Christians to wrap their heads around the idea of hell.
He admits, however, that it is a bit of a challenge for some to initially wrap their heads around the concept.
The poor kids are too young to wrap their heads around the public scandal their parents created over the past two years, but we hope they can salvage a relationship with Ezz as the years go by.
As a 13-year-old school girl who usually would have nothing as severe as this to try and wrap their heads around I was bullied and told that he deserved it.
Developers are still trying to wrap their heads around what all that means, but when they do, it could turn 3D Touch from glorified right-click into really, truly, the biggest interface innovation since multitouch.
Like many men who can't wrap their heads around the idea of marriage, Vincent wants to remain spontaneous and patient, content on just playing things by ear.
They need to wrap their heads around the fact that the majority of streaming revenues go to rights-holders, and how they divvy it up with their partners is subject to contract.
While it addressed a wide array of narratives that might be difficult for some to wrap their heads around, the main theme was coming to terms with one's sexual orientation, and more importantly, one's gender identity.
It took them 30 minutes to finally wrap their heads around the fact that this guy could sing his butt off,'' he said.
It's a concept that the masses might not care to wrap their heads around, let alone support, and it's an ambitious goal to aspire to.
There are satirical jibes aplenty (Brussels and the BBC taking the brunt of them) but, as the PM and his underlings try to wrap their heads around the idea of prostitutes at Chequers, polite chuckles soon become full-blown laughter.
For people who cannot wrap their heads around [his, Shiller offers an analogy: "If you think investing in housing is such a great idea, why not invest in cars?
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