it takes getting used to

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it takes getting used to

One needs to become accustomed to something. For example, We've always had a small car, so driving a big van like thiswell, it takes getting used to. This idiom employs used to in the sense of "accustomed to," a usage dating from the first half of the 1500s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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