get the picture

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get the picture

informal
: to understand a situation
  • You've said enough. I get the picture.

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

picture play
  1. : a design or representation made by various means (such as painting, drawing, or photography)

  2. : a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something

  3. : a mental image

  1. : to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of : depict

  2. : to describe graphically in words

  3. : to form a mental image of : imagine


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