One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Understand a situation.‘any trouble your father might have we can hide—d'you get the picture?’
understand the situation, work out what's going on, see the light, see daylight, get the pointView synonyms
- ‘I realize that sounds completely revolting, but I think you get the picture.’
- ‘We're undoubtedly not getting the picture as full as it should be.’
- ‘Scott didn't seem to get the picture, his brain still working on understanding what Jesse had just told him.’
- ‘To be honest, I believe it was more difficult to get the picture than to catch the carp.’
- ‘How long do you think it will be before he gets the picture that I want him to go away!’
- ‘I think you're probably getting the picture here.’
- ‘And although the ads continue to be pervasive, she also said that some agencies are getting the picture.’
- ‘Think of the mob with flaming torches in the Frankenstein movie making their way up the mountain to the castle and you've got the picture.’
- ‘If this description inspires thoughts of a huge moon and bright stars, or warm sunrays of yellow and orange, then you are getting the picture.’
- ‘This includes, buses, trains, lifts, public buildings, pubs, restaurants; I think you have probably got the picture.’
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