take the measure of

take the measure of
get/take the measure of (someone/something) have the measure of (someone/something) - to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them.

We got the measure of the opposition in the first half and set about beating them in the second.


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  • take\ the\ measure\ of — • take one s measure • take the measure of v. phr. To judge the character, quality, or nature of; try to guess about something how hard or easy, dangerous or safe, good or bad, etc. The boxers sparred for a while taking each other s measure. John …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the measure of — (someone/something) to make a judgment or form an opinion about someone or something. She quietly observed him, taking the measure of this man she had heard so much about …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of someone — take the measure of (someone/something) to make a judgment or form an opinion about someone or something. She quietly observed him, taking the measure of this man she had heard so much about …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of something — take the measure of (someone/something) to make a judgment or form an opinion about someone or something. She quietly observed him, taking the measure of this man she had heard so much about …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of — take (or get or have) the measure of assess or have assessed the character, nature, or abilities of (someone or something) he s got her measure she won t fool him …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the measure of someone — get/take the measure of (someone/something) have the measure of (someone/something) to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them. We got the measure of the opposition in the first half and set about beating… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of something — get/take the measure of (someone/something) have the measure of (someone/something) to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them. We got the measure of the opposition in the first half and set about beating… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of somebody — get/take/have the ˈmeasure of sb | get/have/take sb s ˈmeasure idiom (formal) to form an opinion about sb s character or abilities so that you can deal with them • After only one game, the chess champion had the measure of his young opponent.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the measure of — See: TAKE ONE S MEASURE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the measure of — See: TAKE ONE S MEASURE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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