To get the hang of
Hang Hang, n. 1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe. [1913 Webster]

2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. A sharp or steep declivity or slope. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To get the hang of}, to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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