get the message

idiom

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.

Examples of get the message in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no way to get the message out to all of them. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 21 June 2024 Once the room is dark and the alcohol has stopped flowing, most guests get the message. George Gurley, New York Times, 21 June 2024 Camilla, in turn, resisted and kept her hands at her sides, leaving Macron to finally get the message. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 Jackie Calmes: Will voters get the message that our judicial system is on the 2024 ballot too? Defne Karabatur, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for get the message 

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