Definition of get/have a handle oninformal
- I can't quite get a handle on the way this machine works.
- It seemed like she had a good handle on the situation.
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
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