wrap one’s head around

G - W

wrap one’s head around,
also, get one’s head around


  • to understand and appreciate.
  • come to terms with something and learn to accept it.
  • to come to a good understanding.

Examples in Sentences

  1. It can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened.
  2. I couldn’t wrap my head around what happened.
  3. Don’t worry about me; I wrapped my head around that a long time ago.
  4. Justin had a hard time getting his head around the arithmetic homework.
  5. That is really ridiculous! I just can’t wrap my head around it.
  6. It was challenging. But first he had to wrap his head around the fact that he was no longer a youngster.
  7. I just can’t wrap my head around why Kate would pay full price for such a luxurious handbag.
  8. It took me a second to wrap my head around it.
  9. Tony is struggling to wrap his head around the fact that his dog is not coming home again.
  10. There is a lot to wrap your head around, including changes to your diet.


While the expression “wrap one’s head around something” first appeared in a British boys’ magazine in the 1920s and is now widely used throughout the United States. It’s a synonym for “getting one’s head around,” a phrase that was in regular use before “wrapping one’s head around” became popular.

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