get to grips with something


get to grips with something
get/come/to grips with something phrase
to start to deal with a problem, situation, or job that you have to do

So far we have failed to come to grips with the magnitude of this problem.

Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym
Main entry: grip

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come/get to ˈgrips with sth idiom
to begin to understand and deal with sth difficult

I'm slowly getting to grips with the language.

They have so far failed to come to grips with the ecological problems.

Main entry:gripidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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