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grasp of, have a grasp of

The phrase have a grasp of describes someone’s level of understanding; thus, one has a poor, good or better grasp – or no grasp – of a given subject or situation.

  • Tony has a good grasp of mathematics, a fact that makes his course in statistics much easier.
  • The project manager has a better grasp than I do of the time needed to complete the project.
  • Does Trudy have any grasp of the gravity of her financial situation?