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

To have 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!
See also: grasp, have, of, on, solid, sound

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

To attain a firm, clear understanding or determination of something. You will need to get a solid grasp of the material, as you'll all be tested on it next week. I'm trying to get a grasp on English, but I don't understand some of these idioms at all!
See also: get, grasp, of, on, solid, sound

be (as) solid as a rock

To be stable, sturdy, and reliable. They've been married for 50 years, so their relationship has to be solid as a rock. That table must be as solid as a rock to withstand the ceiling collapse with hardly a scratch.
See also: rock, solid

(as) solid as a rock

Exceptionally stable, sturdy, and reliable. They've been married for 50 years, so their relationship has to be solid as a rock. That table must be as solid as a rock to withstand the ceiling collapse with hardly a scratch.
See also: rock, solid

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!
See also: grasp, of, on, solid, sound

*solid as a rock

Cliché very solid; dependable. (*Also: as ~.) Jean has been lifting weights every day, and her arm muscles are solid as a rock. This company has always built power tools that are as solid as a rock.
See also: rock, solid

(as) solid as a ˈrock

extremely solid and reliable: The Irish team were solid as a rock in defence. ▶ ˌrock-ˈsolid adj.: The company has a rock-solid reputation.
See also: rock, solid

solid

1. mod. good; great; cool. Listen to that solid beat.
2. mod. consecutive; consecutively. Then he “had the flu” for three days solid.
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These groups only get solidness if organic stakeholders for weaned calves exist apart from a system of rationalization of subsidies.
The third stanza thus ends in the hope that the solidness of a cart that collies from an appropriately rocky and "hardened" Sweden can stave off the "decay" of an overwrought civilintion.
The opening ceremony took place in the house of Al-Hoqiya family that has stood there for more than 200 years sincethe Ottoman era and which is an evidence of the solidness of the people who are here on their land to stay.
Pervaiz Malik said the administration concerned should have constant check on the electrical wiring, fire fighting mechanism and building's solidness.
Cezanne wanted that solidness of Old Masters paintings.
In a press statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, he added that "the talks on unilateral control of power began to diminish following the proof of solidness of the State of Law ranks.
Furthermore, taking into account the design which was adopted, these results were essentially replicated in the second intervention group, suggesting the internal and external validities of this program as well as the overall solidness of the Social Skills Program, in accordance to previous studies.
A letter from the organisation stated this may cause cracks to the fort's walls, which could jeopardise its solidness and stability.
"Velayat 90 wargames revealed the Iranian Armed Forces' solidness and might," Heidari said in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Saturday.
memento of solidness, like pocketing a few stones while visiting the
The increase is a reflection of the strength and solidness of Indonesia's economic growth, low and declining debt ratio to GDP, strong external liquidity and prudent macro economic policy.
The first day's racing has a certain solidness to it and that could be an indication of the high-quality action that's in the making.
"If I look what we've been able to do with regards to clean sheets, there is more of a solidness about the team and more of a unity," said Hughton.
"When we came out the other side, this album was there, and just had this solidness to it, this realness to it.
"But a letter was sent to us saying that the proposal was also rejected because of geological problems associated with trenching that may cause cracks in the fort's walls, which could jeopardise its solidness and stability."