1. 1〔要点〕the point; the gist ((of))
    • 要領を得ない質問だね
    • Your question isn't to the point.
    • 私には彼の話の要領が全く分からなかった
    • I missed the whole point of his talk.
    • 彼の言うことはすべて要領を得なくて分からない
    • Everything he says is so vague that I can't tell what he means.
  1. 2〔物事の処理の仕方〕
    • 彼は子供と遊ぶ要領を心得ていた
    • He was very good at playing with children.
    • 要領のいい[悪い]男だ
    • He knows [doesn't know] how to get 「things done [ahead].
    • 妻は金を扱う要領を心得ている[いない]
    • My wife handles money matters efficiently [ineptly].
    • この仕事の要領がまだつかめない
    • I haven't got the knack [《口》 hang] of this job yet.