get the hang of


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get the hang of (something)

To begin having or acquire a general sense of how to do or use something or how something operates; to become familiar with something. I know it's a little tricky getting the hang of the machine, but just keep practicing and you'll get it. I'm starting to get the hang of how this computer works.
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get the hang of

Learn the proper way of doing, using or handling something; acquire the knack of something. For example, I finally got the hang of this computer program. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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