Definition of “have the measure of sb/sth” - English Dictionary

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“have the measure of sb/sth” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “have the measure of sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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