to get your head around

Idiom Definition

"to get your head around"

to come to understand a large or complex idea or concept

Idiom Definition - to get your head around


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get your head around

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  Have you seen the new purchasing policy?

Executive 2:  Yes.  It's forty-seven pages long.  There are an awful lot of changes.

Executive 1:  It could take some time to understand it all.

Executive 2:  Well, I suppose we need to spend some time to get our heads around the new policy.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get your head around

Two friends are talking about a mutual friend ...

Friend 1:  Sari used to be such a conservative person. She always followed the rules and never defied authority.

Friend 2:  I know! Isn't it interesting that she has changed so radically. She's quit school and quit her job. She's dressing like a hippy and has dumped her boyfriend of ten years.  She even has a girlfriend now.

Friend 1:  It's going to take some time to get our heads around Sari's new lifestyle.

to get your head around - Usage:


to get your head around - Gerund Form:

Getting your head around a big project makes it easier to understand all the smaller details.

to get your head around - Examples:

1)  Conceptually I am trying to get my head around this notion of a seven decade experiment?

2)  I still can't get my head around what it was, but surely someone can tell me now?

3)  I can't really get my head around how to travel cheap in places where you don't have a common language.

4)  It took me a while just to get my head around not seeing my dad again.

5)  I'm just starting to get my head around what I want to accomplish in the present.

6)  I just could not get my head around them, the logic was so outdated.

7)  I really couldn't get my head around joining the church. It would require me to be baptized.

8)  I have to admit that I can't get my head around this concept, but apparently it extends even beyond the issue of piracy.

9)  Dark Side is one of those albums that I couldn't get my head around back then. Of course I was a little kid.

10)  Took me a while to get my head around giving myself daily injections as I did have a needle phobia!

11)  I just want to get my head around the infinite a little better.

12)  I can not seem to get my head around which stuff to begin organizing and how to start.

13)  I can't quite get my head around the way he seems to view the world.

14)  Once you get your head around the general idea, designing and implementing the model is generally easy.

15)  Ocean acidification is a pretty difficult thing to get your head around.

16)  This is pretty straightforward once you get your head around the way the PHP curl extension works.

17)  There will always be those organizations that can't get their head around a new business model that requires corporate social responsibility.

18)  It is very difficult for a client to get their head around 45 plus pages of legalese.

19)  He could not get his head around the fact that we had so many loan players.

20)  He's finding it really difficult to get his head around changing the way he bowls.