One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Understand someone's character.
- ‘His hands are tender rather than frantic, he's concentrating, working me out, paying attention to detail, reciprocating in kind rather than just grabbing what's on offer.’
- ‘There is an obvious temptation to stay with a winning line-out but, very clearly, in this age of detailed video analysis, the other countries have worked Scotland out.’
- ‘They just can't work him out, so they mump and moan and gripe and groan about how he doesn't lead from the front.’
- ‘He's so good in fact it seems virtually no one has worked him out.’
- ‘Eve's relationship with this man, her superior, is brambly and intriguing; she is unable to work him out.’
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