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Get a handle on something

verb phrase

To find a way of coping; discover how to proceed: Sometimes I think I haven’t got a handle on things anymore/ They’ve just got to get a handle on this thing (1972+)


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  • Get a hinge at

    verb phrase To look at; glance at: I only write you letters instead of getting a hinge at your kisser/ a fast hinge at the sodden courtyard [1930s+; perhaps fr the action of turning the head, as if on a hinge]

  • Get a hump on

    verb phrase To speed up; hurry; get busy; get a move on: Get a hump on with that assignment, OK? (1890s+)

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