Definition of “come/get to grips with sth” - English Dictionary

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“come/get to grips with sth” in British English

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come/get to grips with sth

C2 to make an effort to understand and deal with a problem or situation:

The president has failed to come to grips with the two most important social issues of our time.
I can't seem to get to grips with this problem.

(Definition of “come/get to grips with sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)