Get the hang of



Learn the proper way of doing, using or handling something; acquire the knack of something. For example, I finally got the hang of this computer program. [ ; mid-1800s ]

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    verb phrase To become hungry: I get the hungries for some breakfast (1980s+)

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  • Get the jump on someone

    verb phrase To get the lead, or an advantage, esp by alert early moves: Never let the other guy get the jump on you (1912+)

  • Get the last dance

    verb phrase To be the winner in the end; triumph finally: But Dorsey got the last dance, telling jurors Mary had ”died a noble death” [1970s+; fr the awarding by the belle of the last dance at the ball to the favored suitor]



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