get in(to) the swing of it/things

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get in(to) the swing of it/things

To become comfortable with something and begin to enjoy it or do it more proficiently. You've only been at your new job for a week—I'm sure you'll feel better once you get in the swing of things. I really didn't like golf when I first started out, but I'm starting to get into the swing of it—no pun intended!
See also: get, of, swing, thing
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get in(to) the swing of things

Fig. to join in with people and their activities; to become more social and up-to-date. Come on, Bill. Try to get into the swing of things. John just couldn't seem to get in the swing of things.
See also: get, of, swing, thing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get into the swing of things

Become active, make progress. For example, She only started work last week, but she quickly got into the swing of things. [Late 1800s]
See also: get, of, swing, thing
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get into the swing of things

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get into the swing of it

If you get into the swing of things or get into the swing of it, you get used to doing something and you start doing it well or start enjoying it. It didn't take people long to relax and get into the swing of things. I'd been in the job a couple of months and was just getting into the swing of it. Note: You can also say that you get back into the swing of things, meaning you get used to something again after a period of not doing it. It takes a little time to get back into the swing of things after such a long absence.
See also: get, of, swing, thing
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get (back) into the swing of things

get used to (or return to) being easy and relaxed about an activity or routine you are engaged in. informal
See also: get, of, swing, thing
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

get in/into the ˈswing (of something)

(informal) become involved in something and start to do it well and enjoy it: I’ve only been at college a week, so I haven’t got into the swing of things yet.He was just getting in the swing of his performance when all the lights went out.
See also: get, swing
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get into the swing of (things), to

To become active; to take lively part in. This expression appears to be a nineteenth-century change on being in full swing (already very active in something), dating from the sixteenth century. An early use cited by the OED is by Thomas Huxley in 1864: “I shall soon get into swing.”
See also: get, of, swing, to
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