get a/the feel of (something)(redirected from get a feel of)
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
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]