it takes getting used to

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it takes (some) getting used to

It takes time to become familiar with or habituated to someone or something, perhaps due to their unpleasant nature. I know it takes getting used to the boss's unpredictable nature. I love being in England, but it takes some getting used to driving on the other side of the road! Is she getting used to her new job?
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It takes (some) getting used to.

It is very unpleasant at first, but after a time it will not be so bothersome. (Said in recognition of the unpleasantness of something.) I never ate raw oysters before. It takes some getting used to. These hot Mexican dishes seem impossible at first. They take some getting used to, I agree. But it's worth it.
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it takes getting used to

One needs to become accustomed to something. For example, We've always had a small car, so driving a big van like this-well, it takes getting used to . This idiom employs used to in the sense of "accustomed to," a usage dating from the first half of the 1500s.
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But I think once everyone has had a chance to get used to it, it will be great.
The wind) is something I had to get used to at Texas A&M,'' Toledo said of his five seasons with the Aggies.