get (one's) head around (something)

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get (one's) head around (something)

To understand something that is challenging or confusing. It took a while, but I've finally gotten my head around this chapter in my calculus textbook. Wait, you two are dating now? It's going to take a little while for me to get my head around that!
See also: around, get, head

get your head around something

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get your head round something

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you get your head around a fact or an idea, you succeed in understanding it or accepting it. It's hard to get your head round figures this big. At first I was ridiculed because people simply could not get their head around what I was telling them. Note: In American and British English you can also say that you get your mind around something or in British English that you get your mind round something. This is less informal than get your head around something. MacGregor quickly got his mind round complicated issues.
See also: around, get, head, something

get your head round (or around) something

understand or come to terms with something. informal
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get your ˈhead round something

(British English, informal) understand something difficult, often with a lot of effort: The plan is so complicated — I’m still trying to get my head round it.
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That is, of course, after the new mayor gets their head around the new Mayoral Development Corporation, consults the public on what to do with the site and gets the workers on the site to flatten the buildings and furnace and finally decontaminate the land.
The captain has until next Thursday to formalise his line-up and has not been afraid to make late decisions in previous ties, but this time he is planning to have made the call much sooner He said: "Ideally, I'd like to decide as early as possible so whoever plays gets their head around it and we can be very specific in our preparations.
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