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get into the swing of it/things

To become comfortable with something and begin to do it more efficiently and/or enjoy it. You've only been at your new job for a week—I'm sure you'll feel better once you get into the swing of things.
See also: get, of, swing, thing

get into the swing of things

Become active, make progress. For example, She only started work last week, but she quickly got into the swing of things. [Late 1800s]
See also: get, of, swing, thing

get into the swing of things

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get into the swing of it

If you get into the swing of things or get into the swing of it, you get used to doing something and you start doing it well or start enjoying it. It didn't take people long to relax and get into the swing of things. I'd been in the job a couple of months and was just getting into the swing of it. Note: You can also say that you get back into the swing of things, meaning you get used to something again after a period of not doing it. It takes a little time to get back into the swing of things after such a long absence.
See also: get, of, swing, thing

get (back) into the swing of things

get used to (or return to) being easy and relaxed about an activity or routine you are engaged in. informal
See also: get, of, swing, thing

get in/into the ˈswing (of something)

(informal) become involved in something and start to do it well and enjoy it: I’ve only been at college a week, so I haven’t got into the swing of things yet.He was just getting in the swing of his performance when all the lights went out.
See also: get, swing
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He and Alex were soon getting into the swing of things, having lunch at celeb hangout The Ivy and dinner at another celeb-favourite, Boa.
GALWAY girl Shahira Barry was getting into the swing of things yesterday as the Volvo Ocean Race hits the west.
EXCITED children were getting into the swing of things following their first day back at school in Coventry.
YOUNGSTERS have been getting into the swing of things with a golf champion.
The pupils are slowly getting into the swing of things, spending time on the driving range and practice putting green initially, before building up to playing a few holes later in the term.
But I'm getting into the swing of things, and starting to build a rapport with our fans, which is pleasing.
I haven't brought myself to open it yet and I am still referring to it as The Virginia Monologues rather than that other naughty word - but I am definitely getting into the swing of things.
As weekend revellers start getting into the swing of things the urban cityscape is all hustle and bustle.
The advancing age of most of the audience didn't stop the crowd thoroughly getting into the swing of things.
Ben Thacker is looking forward to getting into the swing of things after winning a novel email competition set by Birmingham-based Stoford Developments.
The atmosphere is very laid-back and the locals - I always found them friendly with a command of the English language that would put some Scots to shame - waste no time getting into the swing of things.
Weeks spent getting into the swing of things - literally - follow as Major League Baseball's 30 teams take part in Spring Training in Florida and Arizona before Opening Day and the regular season commences at the end of March and beginning of April.
Josh is really getting into the swing of things and Eleanor, who is in her last season with the team, showed she will be badly missed.
Eight-year-old Lucas Daglish, of Cramlington, is just one of many getting into the swing of things in preparation for the big day at Matfen Hall.
That has its disadvantages because you think you're getting into the swing of things and then all of a sudden you're asked to go and do a job somewhere else.