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English definition of “have the measure of sb/sth”

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have the measure of sb/sth

formal
to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with him, her, or it: I don't think she's under any illusions about her husband - she has the measure of him.
Translations of “have the measure of sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞭解…
in Chinese (Simplified) 了解…
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