Definition of put two and two together in US English:

put two and two together

phrase

  • Draw an obvious conclusion from what is known or evident.

    • ‘He obviously put two and two together quickly, because he immediately shot up from his position on the couch and helped me up.’
    • ‘With paternity and maternity kits available on the Web for about $200, it's not hard to imagine a scenario in which a kid, already sensing there's something unsaid at home, puts two and two together and sneaks a hair from Mom's brush.’
    • ‘He didn't name her but mentioned that his mother had been president of the Screen Actor's Guild, and I put two and two together.’
    • ‘I can't believe I hadn't put two and two together until today…’
    • ‘I put two and two together and realised I was to draw a prize out of some sort from the jar.’
    • ‘With regard to the cost cutting, job losses and closures of public baths by City of York Council, has anyone put two and two together and realised why they are having to save money?’
    • ‘It was obvious that Jae had put two and two together as well - he couldn't contain his smile as he continued to trade pleasantries with Cecilia.’
    • ‘The people in the VP's office then put two and two together.’
    • ‘I'm much better at putting two and two together now than I used to be.’
    • ‘We finally put two and two together an hour later.’