a feel for sth

a feel for sth
a feel for sth
an understanding of something, especially one that you get by experiencing something rather than learning about it: »

We are putting people on the ground to ensure that we are the first to get a feel for what the consumer wants.

Main Entry: feel

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  • have a feel for something — informal phrase to have a natural ability to do or understand something He’s really got a feel for tennis. Thesaurus: to understand somethingsynonym Main entry: feel * * * have a feel for sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel — Ⅰ. feel UK US /fiːl/ verb [I or T] ► to experience something physical or emotional: »Steve s not feeling well so he s not in the office today. »We want our employees to feel good about coming to work. »In some companies, workers feel pressure to… …   Financial and business terms

  • the time has come for sth — the time has come/the time is ripe for sth ► used to emphasize that something must be done or dealt with immediately: »We feel the time has come for him to resign. »With a falling housing market in Europe, the time is ripe for property auctions.… …   Financial and business terms

  • the time has come/the time is ripe for sth — ► used to emphasize that something must be done or dealt with immediately: »We feel the time has come for him to resign. »With a falling housing market in Europe, the time is ripe for property auctions. Main Entry: ↑time …   Financial and business terms

  • the time is ripe for sth — the time has come/the time is ripe for sth ► used to emphasize that something must be done or dealt with immediately: »We feel the time has come for him to resign. »With a falling housing market in Europe, the time is ripe for property auctions.… …   Financial and business terms

  • feel — feel1 W1S1 [fi:l] v past tense and past participle felt [felt] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feeling/emotion)¦ 2¦(notice)¦ 3¦(feel smooth/dry etc)¦ 4¦(feel good/strange/exciting etc)¦ 5¦(have an opinion)¦ 6 feel like (doing) something 7¦(touch)¦ 8 feel around/on/in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feel*/*/*/ — [fiːl] (past tense and past participle felt [felt] ) verb I 1) [linking verb] to be in a particular state as a result of an emotion or a physical feeling I was feeling quite cheerful when we set out.[/ex] Are you feeling ill?[/ex] I feel such a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • feel like something doing something — feel like sth/like doing sth idiom (informal) to want to have or do sth • I feel like a drink. • We all felt like celebrating. • He felt like bursting into tears …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel like like doing something — feel like sth/like doing sth idiom (informal) to want to have or do sth • I feel like a drink. • We all felt like celebrating. • He felt like bursting into tears …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel — 1 /fi:l/ verb past tense and past participle felt /felt/ 1 FEEL HAPPY/SICK ETC (linking verb, intransitive) to experience a particular feeling or emotion: You can never tell what he s feeling. | feel fine/sick/hungry/guilty etc: I m feeling a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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