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get the hang of something

Meaning 1
to understand something
Sentence 1
You're getting better at surfing. You're get the hang of it.
Meaning 2
to understand something
Sentence 2
Are you getting get the hang of that new business?

Derivation

The terms "hang ten and hang five are surfing terms referring to the number of toes used to grip the side of a surfboard. The use of many of the "hang" terms could have derived from these surfing terms.

  • KennyOwesome

    What does this look like?

    • Jean Henry

      Hi. Kenneth. Don’t think the above is a sports idiom. Jean