get the picture
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (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 December 1, “Round About Chicago”, in 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