read the room

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

read the room (third-person singular simple present reads the room, present participle reading the room, simple past and past participle read the room)

  1. (idiomatic) to understand the emotions and thoughts of the people present, especially to determine what would be appropriate or inappropriate to say or do
    Synonym: read the table

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