get the message

idiom

Definition of get the message

informal
: to understand something that is not being said directly When they didn't return my phone calls, I finally got the message. He gave her an angry look, hoping she'd get the message.

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“Get the message.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20message. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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