to get into the swing of things

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to go very slowly in order to be careful

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b) to do things the sportive way

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c) to start to understand and enjoy something

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If someone gets into the swing of things, or they get into the swing of it, they start to understand, they are joining in, getting involved or are making progress with something.

French translation

se (re)mettre dans le bain

How NOT to translate : *se mettre sur la balançoire des choses

Examples in context

‘Doting mother Emily Blunt gets into the swing of things as she bonds with her adorable daughter Hazel at the park.

She welcomed her daughter Hazel in February this year.
And Emily Blunt is clearly loving every moment of motherhood as she was spotted on Friday doting on her adorable 10 month old at a park in Beverly Hills.

The gorgeous 31-year-old pushed her little one on a swing set as she cooed and laughed throughout the one-on-one outing.’

The Daily Mail, 6th December 2014


‘Jacob Miller : Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign ex-Hull FC half-back.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed former Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller on a one-year deal.

Miller, 22, who will join the Wildcats on 1 December, played 20 Super League games for the Black and Whites before being released earlier this month.

’I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and getting into a routine.’

BBC Sport, 21st November 2014


Everyday usage

2015 will be a great year ! We are happy to get back into the swing of things, with new T-learning phrases.

We’re here to enjoy the music – why don’t you relax and get into the swing of things ?

I hadn’t worked in an office for several years, so it took me a while to get back into the swing of it.

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