get the picture

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Verb[edit]

get the picture

  1. (idiomatic) To understand or comprehend; to interpret correctly.
    I hung a "no solicitors" sign by my door. One of these days, I hope they'll get the picture and quit ringing the bell.
    • 1910 Dec 1, “Round About Chicago”, Chicago Tribune:
      Get the picture? In one corner Charles Edward Russell, champion muckrake pugilist of the world. .. "In the opposite corner wel have Scribbling Bill Dare

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