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    meaning for the sentence

    pls tell me the meaning of following sentences.


    are you getting hang of things?

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    Re: meaning for the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sarathnirmala View Post
    pls tell me the meaning of following sentences.


    are you getting hang of things?
    Dear sarathnirmala:

    It means, 'Are you beginning to understand and feel confident?'

    For example, if you are in a new job, a colleague might ask you, 'Are you getting the hang of things?' This very broad question can mean: Can you find your way around the office? Do you understand how the copy machine works? Are all the parts of your job clear to you?

    You might also use this expression when learning a manual skill, such as swinging a tennis racket. After a few lessons, you might say to a friend, 'I've been working on my backhand, and I'm really getting the hang of it.'

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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