get to grips with


: to begin to understand or deal with (something, such as a problem) in a direct or effective way
The government needs to get to grips with the unemployment problem.

Examples of get to grips with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aid officials fear worse is to come, just as children in the region get to grips with their new schoolyear and families try to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, 9 Oct. 2020 These days, more of us are taking the time to get to grips with our cable management, including putting cables behind walls. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2022 Investors on the site enjoy trading, but there is also an important opportunity to build expertise, with back-testing and dummy trading facilities that enable people to get to grips with crypto investment without having to commit themselves. David Prosser, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 The music producer is also having to get to grips with the idea of parenting in later life. Topher Gauk-Roger, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2023 Canva is well known as an intuitive, powerful suite of graphic tools that anyone can get to grips with—and building résumés is one more task that Canva can tackle with ease. WIRED, 30 Oct. 2022 These are exactly the individuals whose brain would need the most time to get to grips with their body. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 25 Aug. 2022 But what seems clear is that, more than a month into office, Shehbaz Sharif's government has done little to get to grips with the rising inflation and mounting economic crisis that contributed to Khan's ouster. Rhea Mogul and Sophia Saifi, CNN, 27 May 2022 The pandemic has also shifted working patterns and continues to disrupt supply chains, forcing businesses to get to grips with how many of these shifts are permanent. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, 3 May 2022 See More

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“Get to grips with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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