have/take/get the measure of (someone)

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Definition of have/take/get the measure of (someone)

chiefly British
: to have or get a good understanding about what is needed to defeat or deal with (someone one is competing against) She failed to take the measure of her opponent.

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“Have/take/get the measure of (someone).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have/take/get%20the%20measure%20of%20(someone). Accessed 15 December 2019.

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