a (good/solid/sound/etc.) grasp of/on (something)

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a (good/solid/sound/etc.) grasp of/on (something)

A firm, clear understanding or determination of something. I hope everyone has a solid grasp of the material, as you'll be tested on it next week. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on English idioms, but I don't understand this one at all!
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*(solid) grasp of something

 and *(sound) grasp of something; *(good) grasp of something
Fig. a firm understanding of something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Try to get a grasp of the basic rules. You don't have a good grasp of the principles yet. John was unable to get a solid grasp of the methods used in his work, and we had to let him go.
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One of the most basic roles for the Finance Minister is having a good grasp of what our money is being spent on and what were getting for it.
He and his neighbours have written to the relevant authorities, but said no one seems to be "taking a good grasp of the situation" and he is "disappointed" by their reaction.
Jeanne Ives who serves as a Winfield Township committeeman and has a good grasp of the issues.
"A lot felt they had a good grasp of English but they'd been left confused on hearing some of our strong regional accents."
Department of Tourism Director Yang Sheng-ping said that the real-time streaming services are provided to benefit tourists so that they can have a good grasp of the three popular places before they set out.
'Judges must be conscious of the qualities of a good judge - upholding independence, maintaining impartiality, avoiding impropriety of any kind and have a good grasp of the law.
"In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it has never been more important for practising lawyers to have a good grasp of English so they can negotiate, interpret and explain commercial contractual agreements.
There is increased commercialisation of legal education with law schools admitting students at very low cut-off grades.A student who wishes to undertake a law degree programme should, ideally, have an excellent academic record, a good grasp of English and the ability and competence to appreciate the technical nature of the substance and procedure of the law.
Research by MoneySense showed that 55 per cent of young people aged 7-15 worry about their lack of financial knowledge and nearly two thirds of parents worry their child will grow up without a good grasp of managing money.
A good grasp of the fundamentals will help engineers, technicians and operators to set up an established process which is effective, robust and repeatable.
Any training and development should take into consideration having a good grasp of the English language, too.
It's nice to have a mobile game like this that requires patience and a good grasp of the gameplay in order to become skilled.
He said, 'While sticking to the general policy on deleveraging, we should pay more attention to strengthening supervision coordination, having a good grasp of policy strength, rhythm, stabilising market expectations and maintaining steady and orderly structural adjustments.'
Benzaquen commented: "Hospitality is my passion and having worked my way through the industry ranks from a young age, I have developed a good grasp of what sets a good hotel apart from the rest - a unique guest experience and great customer service."
He's got a real good grasp of and experience of the business.