get the drift
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- (idiomatic) To understand, at least on some basic or general level.
- I don't really read French, but I can often guess enough to get the drift.
- 2022 January 12, Sir Michael Holden, “Reform of the workforce or death by a thousand cuts?”, in RAIL, number 948, page 24:
- By now you're probably starting to get my drift that cutting costs in today's rail industry is not going to be either easy or pain-free.