get the hang of


: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web Simply insert your hair and the end and roll up the barrel for one-handed, clamp-free curling—although this does take some practice to get the hang of. Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 22 Sep. 2023 There was a bit of a learning curve to find the right positions, but after multiple tries, our editor got the hang of it. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 29 Aug. 2023 For beginners that are still getting the hang of standing up on a paddle board, this comes with a paddle that can be converted into a kayak paddle to use while sitting or kneeling. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 Germans are still getting the hang of this whole cupholder concept. Jeffrey G. Russell, Car and Driver, 28 July 2023 The nice wide spread for toes provides stability for toddlers getting the hang of running or skipping. Bridget Shirvell, Parents, 27 July 2023 Even casual backyard chefs can get the hang of grilling, smoking, and even baking with them in no time. Mike Richard,, 28 Apr. 2023 Those who've not experienced it will quickly get the hang of one-pedal operation and, in our experience, quickly grow to enjoy it, slowing down with a counterintuitive smoothness that quickly becomes second nature. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 18 Mar. 2022 To get the hang of whipping up a meal in a moveable space, the chef tag-teamed with a friend to learn the ropes before debuting his cookery on wheels in 2017. Tracy Kaler, Chron, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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