get the hang of

idiom

informal
: to learn the skills that are needed to do (something)
He was finally getting the hang of his job.
She's getting the hang of driving.

Examples of get the hang of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a couple times of using this opening and closing system, testers got the hang of it, and felt thankful for such an indestructible system that kept their things dry. Caitlin Kelly, Outside Online, 25 June 2024 Some assemblers got the hang of it quickly and filled four or even five kits at a time. Todd Harmonson, Orange County Register, 16 May 2024 Plus, once kids get the hang of the game, flip the board over and play a regular game. Erica Puisis, Parents, 9 Mar. 2024 The loaning instructions can take a while to figure out, but people eventually get the hang of it. Stephanie Lam, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 McClung did indeed get the hang of the profession, growing stronger at his craft as the shift progressed. Mat Issa, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 So maybe Mueller is getting the hang of fundraising and running his own company. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 13 Nov. 2023 Mateo not only gets the hang of being a bad guy, but starts to relish it, befriending another boy, Gudo (John Renz Javier), who moves into the villa. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Though some dogs are bright enough and trainable enough to learn to wear the hearing aid easily, others may never get the hang of it. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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“Get the hang of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20hang%20of. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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