come (or get) to grips with


come (or get) to grips with
come (or get) to grips with
1》 engage in combat with.
2》 begin to deal with or understand.
grip

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  • 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 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

  • 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 — 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) …   Idioms and examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • come to grips with — come (or get) to grips with engage in combat with they never came to grips with the enemy ■ begin to deal with or understand a real tough problem to come to grips with * * * come to grips with see ↑grip, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑come …   Useful english dictionary

  • come 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

  • come 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