on the understanding that

idiom

used to say that something is done, accepted, etc., because one has been told that something else will happen or is true
She agreed to do the work on the understanding that she would be paid now.

Dictionary Entries Near on the understanding that

on the trot

on the understanding that

on the up

Cite this Entry

“On the understanding that.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20understanding%20that. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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