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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.
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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]
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get the ˈfeel of something(informal) become familiar with or get used to something: When you’re learning to drive a car, you’ll probably find changing gear difficult, but you’ll soon get the feel of it. ♢ Once you get the feel of a Ferrari, you’ll never want any other car.
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