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.
值得注意的是，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.