have the hang of (something)

have the hang of (something)

To have a general understanding of how to do or use something or how something operates; to be somewhat familiar with how to do something or how something works. Thanks for showing me how to work this thing—I think I have the hang of it now. Wow, that new farmhand you hired is a natural. She got the hang of wrangling those horses after just a couple hours!
See also: hang, have, of