come to grips

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Verb1.come to grips - deal with (a problem or a subject); "I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
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Dealing with family members who are in denial about their loved one's failing health and helping them come to grips with poor prognoses are key tasks for NPs.
Of course, Sweeney and company tell me that this is what is needed to come to grips with their characters.
But, he added, `If we can come to grips with it here in Richmond, I think there's hope for the country.'