get (one's) eye in

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get (one's) eye in

To improve at something, often a sport, through practice. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. My brother devoted a lot of his spare time to football, in order to get his eye in before the big game.
See also: eye, get

get your eye in

BRITISH
If you get your eye in, you become more skilful at doing or noticing something, after doing or seeing it many times. Going away and actually bowling in quality competitions helps you get your eye in. I just need a few shots to get my eye in again. Note: This refers to games such as cricket, golf or snooker, where it might take a while for a player to get used to the conditions of play before being able to estimate the distance and speed of the ball accurately.
See also: eye, get

get (or keep) your eye in

become (or remain) able to make good judgements about a task or occupation in which you are engaged. British
See also: eye, get

get your ˈeye in

(British English) (in ball games) get to the point where you start to judge distances, the speed of the ball, etc., accurately and so start to play well: The batsman began slowly but once he got his eye in he started to play some very good shots.
See also: eye, get