get the hang


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Verb1.get the hang - be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
know - know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
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Depend on it, Tom, a little humanity, thrown in along, goes a heap further than all your jawin' and crackin'; and it pays better,' says I, `depend on 't.' But Tom couldn't get the hang on 't; and he spiled so many for me, that I had to break off with him, though he was a good-hearted fellow, and as fair a business hand as is goin'"