(can't) get my head around


1. unable to understand or accept something






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I can't get my head around why something happened

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To 'get your head around' something means to finally understand or comprehend something that is difficult or challenging. It can also be used to talk about accepting something that is contrary to your ordinary beliefs. If you 'can't get your head around' something it means it is difficult to accept or impossible to understand. This is a casual expression that can be used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The plan is so complicated that I can't get my head around it. I wish it could be simplified or at least better explained.
  2. I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that John quit his job. It just doesn't make any sense; I thought he loved working there!

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  1. I've tried, but I just can't get my head around all these facts and figures. An accountant should be dealing with this stuff, not me.
  2. It took a long time, but Peter finally got his head around the requirements of the job. Things will be much easier for him now.

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