get drift

(redirected from catch drift)

get someone's drift

Fig. to understand what someone is saying or implying. (Akin to if you get my drift.) I don't want to hear anymore about her or you. Do you get my drift?
See also: drift, get

get somebody's/the drift

  (informal) also catch somebody's/the drift (informal)
to understand what someone is saying Can you explain that again? I don't quite get your drift. I didn't understand everything he was saying but I think I caught the drift. (informal)
See also: drift, get