wrap (one's) head around

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wrap (one's) head around

To comprehend something that one considers challenging, confusing, or a foreign concept. Kate is willing to pay full price for an expensive handbag, but I just can't wrap my head around that. Sam tries to wrap her head around snow and freezing temperatures, but she's always lived in Florida, so real winter is not something she has experienced.
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However, the concept of how AI and machine learning can save time and money is much easier to wrap one's head around than Big Data initially was.
It is a little hard to wrap one's head around this but the polls indicate he has a real chance.
While the London interbank offered rate benchmark or Libor, is not necessarily an easy concept to wrap one's head around, one thing is clear: attempts to distort that rate for personal benefit will result in harsh fines from multiple regulatory bodies.
It's difficult enough to wrap one's head around the notion of remaining silent as a way of composing.
SOMETIMES a story is so big, a threat so enormous, that it is hard to wrap one's head around it.