get the idea

idiom

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

Examples of get the idea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the time the Yankees get to Tampa, Yankee fans are going to start to get the idea, just from the coverage, that Marcus Stroman is the pint-sized version of Gerrit Cole. Mike Lupica, New York Daily News, 27 Jan. 2024 But don’t get the idea that scorpions are warm and cuddly creatures. Scott Travers, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 The last thing the 49ers need is for Green Bay to hang around until halftime or later and then get the idea that the win over Dallas was the start of something big. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2024 Lots of travelers get the idea to swap snow for sand and hot chocolate for margaritas. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2023 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

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“Get the idea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20idea. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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