give (one) a/the feel of (something)

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give (one) a/the feel of (something)

To help one to get a good sense of a situation or how to do something; to help one to gain substantial knowledge or experience in something. I'm not too comfortable in this management role—any chance you can help give me a feel of the company's daily operations?
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What writer Jo Mac is striving for is to give us the feel of the era.
A NUMBER OF WRITERS, from Joseph Conrad to Anthony Burgess, have tried in their fiction to give us the feel of life in Malaysia.
"It would give us the feel of the stadium, it would be a dress rehearsal for the World Cup," added Speed.
The class culture is carried in the film's riveting language, at first difficult for North Americans to follow, then part of the discourse of class antagonism -- both in the plummy tones of the judges or bosses and the increasingly confident and articulate accents of the 'lads.' These performances of a largely nonprofessional cast give us the feel of both drama and social actuality.