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Get a handle on


Comprehend. Gain control over a problem. ‘Handle’ is used in the sense of comprehending something or gaining control over something.. (Compare to Get the gist, Put two plus two together or Get the drift.)

“It took me about two months to get a handle on what was important at my new job.”

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