piece of the puzzle

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of piece of the puzzle

:part of the solution to a question or problem
  • Researchers are close to finding a solution, but they haven't found the final pieces of the puzzle.
  • The restaurant is trying to attract more customers, and the new menu is an important piece of the puzzle.

Word by Word Definitions

puzzle play
  1. : to offer or represent to (someone) a problem difficult to solve or a situation difficult to resolve : challenge mentally

  2. : complicate, entangle

  3. : to solve with difficulty or ingenuity

  1. : the state of being puzzled : perplexity

  2. : something that puzzles

  3. : a question, problem, or contrivance designed for testing ingenuity


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