get the idea


: to understand
"Yes we're late, but it was raining, then we got a flat tire …" "All right, I get the idea."

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While the search and rescue project only officially launched in April 2021, when Kean joined the team, APOPO had been trying to get the idea off the ground for years but lacked funding and a search and rescue partner to support it. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 24 Oct. 2022 Lots of travelers get the idea to swap snow for sand and hot chocolate for margaritas. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2023 For weeks, the Olympic hopeful couldn’t get the idea out of her head. Nicole Kagan, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 Even businesspeople with such little business experience as to suggest that wholesalers should pay more will eventually get the idea. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Sulzer couldn’t get the idea out of his head. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2023 Most people will get the idea. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2023 How did Steve Banerjee get the idea for Chippendales? Shannon Carlin, Time, 23 Nov. 2022 But don’t get the idea that Corbin’s is a simple prison-to-star-chef redemption tale. Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Get the idea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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