get to grips with


get to grips with
informal
(smb/smth) - struggle (successfully) with an idea or problem

She has finally been able to come to grips with her husband's drinking.

I have enjoyed all your books, but do you really get to grips with people? I doubt it.(L.P.Hartley)


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  • get to grips with — come/get to grips with (something) to make an effort to understand and deal with a problem or situation. It s further proof of the government s failure to get to grips with two of the most important social issues of our time …   New idioms dictionary

  • get to grips with — ► come (or get) to grips with 1) engage in combat with. 2) begin to deal with or understand. Main Entry: ↑grip …   English terms dictionary

  • get to grips with — verb a) To deal (with something) decisively, or to confront (it) head on. b) To battle (with something). Syn: come to grips …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get to grips with something — come/get to grips with (something) to make an effort to understand and deal with a problem or situation. It s further proof of the government s failure to get to grips with two of the most important social issues of our time …   New idioms dictionary

  • come (or get) to grips with — 1》 engage in combat with. 2》 begin to deal with or understand. → grip …   English new terms dictionary

  • come/get to grips with — DEAL WITH, cope with, handle, grasp, grasp the nettle of, tackle, undertake, take on, grapple with, face, face up to, confront. → grip …   Useful english dictionary

  • get to grips — If you get to grips with something, you take control and do it properly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get to grips —    If you get to grips with something, you take control and do it properly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get to grips — verb deal with (a problem or a subject) I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents • Syn: ↑come to grips • Hypernyms: ↑manage, ↑deal, ↑care, ↑handle • Verb Fr …   Useful english dictionary