Idiom:  get the hang of something


Idiom:  get the hang of something

  • learn how to do something
  • to understand the technique of doing something

Example sentences

  • I got the hang of ice-skating the first time I tried it.
  • I never got the hang of playing video games so I hate them.
  • Don't worry, in a few days you'll get the hang of it.
  • Golf is so boring and frustrating until you get the hang of it and then it's addictive.
  • How long does it usually take people to get the hang of salsa dancing?
  • Once you get the hang of it, knitting is really a relaxing hobby.
  • My son got the hang of juggling a few months ago and he's already tossing knives around.
  • It took me a really long time to get the hang of Tai Chi but now I love it.
  • Don't give up, you're getting the hang of Zumba now. You're doing great!


  • get the knack of
  • be proficient in
  • know inside out
  • pick up
  • become proficient in

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