To get a handle on something 掌握某事

更新时间 2013年 6月 6日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间12:24
A selection of antique walking sticks

Antique walking sticks are displayed at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. Photo: Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images.


These ornate walking sticks are on display as part of an exhibition of antiques. A person who collects walking sticks is known as a rabologist.

这些装饰华丽的拐杖是一个古董展览的部分展品。在英语里,一个收集拐杖的人会被称为 rabologist.


短语 to get a handle on something 的意思是理解、掌握某事。


I used to be terrible at maths but after lots of hard work, I think I've got a handle on it now.

If I could just get a handle on this new project at work, I'm sure the boss would give me a pay rise.


在遇到一件棘手的事或难对付的人时我们可以说此人或事 too hot to handle.

The presenter found it very difficult to interview the film star. He was too hot to handle, and didn't want to answer any questions.


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