the penny drops

idiom

Definition of the penny drops

British, informal
used to say that someone finally understands something after not understanding it for a timeI had to explain it to him three times, but finally the penny dropped.

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“The penny drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20penny%20drops. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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