I have used the term many times “I’ve got a handle on it” meaning everything is under control, or “You better get a handle on that” meaning my suggestion is for you to pay attention to what you are doing before you lose control of whatever it is you are doing.
What about “I can handle that” this one goes back to “I’ve got a handle on that” only better, this one means that I haven’t started on whatever it is I am going to handle but I am suggesting that there will be no problem with whatever it is I am attempting to handle.
“What’s your handle?” or “My handle is” this suggests a name or an alias so to say, remember the CB radios? Citizen Band that is, yes a lot of us had them and we all had a handle, always something clever that would completely disguise your identity from everyone you were talking to, OK almost everyone recognized your voice and knew you anyway so the handle was just something cool to have.
Grab the handle if you are going to move that pot, this handle is that thing attached to the side of the object you are trying to handle, you always should use the handle, to handle the object you are attempting to handle, just remember that or you will have a hard time handling it.
Do you have a handle on life or do you feel like you are losing it? Remember back when you were first out on your own and had to handle whatever was thrown in your lap, life is hard and we learn to handle it by living it, it’s not the same for all of us but at the same time, we handle it by watching everyone else grab the handle so to say.
It’s easy to get yourself depressed and feel like you are losing the handle, everything you attempt just does not work the same as it did in the past, and whatever you are looking for is no longer there, because they don’t make it like that anymore, life is like this, things change and we have to pass the handle to those kids we brought into the world, because it’s their turn to handle it.
So next time you are out trying to handle things, and it seems that no matter what you try, it appears that you are just not handling it that well, pass that handle to the kids and sit back and wait, because they will come back for advice on how to handle things, give them the best advice you can and grab the handle to give them a hand, handling the things that need to be handled, sit back and tell them stories of how you handled things back in the day, and smile when they laugh at you for losing the handle because deep down inside without you, they couldn’t handle it.
How are you handling life? I think deep down you just may have a handle on it.