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

have the measure of sb/sth

formal
to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them: I don't think she's under any illusions about her husband - she's got the measure of him.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of have the measure of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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