Definition of get the picture in English:

get the picture


  • Understand a situation.

    ‘any trouble your father might have we can hide—d'you get the picture?’
    • ‘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.’
    understand the situation, work out what's going on, see the light, see daylight, get the point
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