One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘as radio caught on, politicians became increasingly aware of the medium's power’
become popular, take off, become fashionable, come into fashion, come into vogue, boom, flourish, thrive
informal become trendy, become all the rage
2‘it's double Dutch to me at the moment, but I catch on fast’
understand, comprehend, learn, realize
find out, see the light, see daylight, work out what's going on, get the point
informal cotton on, tumble, latch on, get the picture, get the message, get the drift, get wise, see what's what, understand what's what
British informal twig
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