get the idea

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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".

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

idea play
  1. : a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations

  2. : a standard of perfection : ideal

  3. : a plan for action : design


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