make a/the connection

idiom

: to understand that there is a relationship between two or more things
It didn't take long for us to make the connection between the missing money and our partner's new car.

Examples of make a/the connection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, Suzume is the first of Shinkai’s films to make the connection to the Great East Japan Earthquake explicit by bringing it into a character’s backstory. Kayti Burt, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2023 Patty joins the other 21 constants, ranging from 60 to 75, hoping to make a connection with Turner. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 During the suspension, Amtrak passengers could ride a bus to make the connection between the stations at Oceanside and Irvine. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 July 2023 But as technology progressed, mitochondrial DNA testing allowed investigators to make the connection, Tierney explained. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 15 July 2023 Police had to rely on genealogy to make the connection, because the lawyer wasn’t in any DNA database. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2023 The holds these senators are using make a connection between the agencies the senators want to take an action and the agencies’ nominees. Brooks D. Simpson, The Conversation, 26 July 2023 Bus service for some Amtrak trains is available to make the connection between the stations at Oceanside and Irvine. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2023 The lower level fights helped Lambert build a following and make the connection with Milwaukee promoter Nick Fischer, whose Boxers Make Boxing is organizing the Fiserv event. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2023 See More

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“Make a/the connection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%2Fthe%20connection. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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