have a handle on (something)(redirected from had a handle on)
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have a handle on (something)
To have a firm, clear understanding or determination of something. I hope everyone has a handle on the material, as you'll be tested on it next week. I thought I had a pretty good handle on English idioms, but I don't understand this one at all!
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get/have a handle on somebody/something(informal) become/be familiar with and so understand somebody/something: I can’t really get a handle on the situation here. What’s happening?
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
- a (good/solid/sound/etc.) grasp of/on (something)
- get a (good/solid/sound/etc.) grasp of/on (something)
- get a handle on
- get a handle on (something)
- get a handle on something
- get a fix on (something)
- get a fix on someone/something
- have no stomach for something
- have the stomach for
- not have the stomach for (something)