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get to grips with



get to grips with

  1. (idiomatic, chiefly UK) To deal (with something) decisively, or to confront (it) head on.
  2. (idiomatic, chiefly UK) To battle (with something).
    • 2011 November 11, Rory Houston, “Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland”, RTE Sport:
      Estonia were struggling to get to grips with the game while Ireland were showing a composure and guile that demonstrated their experience in play-off ties.
  3. (idiomatic, chiefly UK) To gain an understanding (of something).


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