get a grasp on

idiom

: to gain a good understanding of
We're still trying to get a grasp on the situation.

Examples of get a grasp on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He’s been in the field for more than half of that time, trying to get a grasp on how the immune system fusses and frays in response to antigens, and how that turns into a difficult chronic condition. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 27 Mar. 2024 Institutional trust is reviving From corporations to governments, institutions shape our lives, but are often hard to get a grasp on. Jacob Turcotte, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Mar. 2024 To get a grasp on this evolving landscape, healthcare leaders can once again look to AI. Ariel Katz, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, 14-month-old Bronze is starting to get a grasp on walking. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 The toll of temperature To set regulations, OSHA must get a grasp on the toll of heat on indoor and outdoor workers. Amy Maxmen, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 For leaders of small and medium sized businesses hoping to get a grasp on the economic outlook for this new year, there seems to be one overriding point of agreement among the experts: 2023 is a year of uncertainty. Frank Sorrentino, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Enlarge / Dyson is trying to get a grasp on home robotics. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 25 May 2022 As employers try to get a grasp on current labor shortages, child care is an important piece of the puzzle. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2021

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“Get a grasp on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20a%20grasp%20on. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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