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catch (someone's) drift
To understand the meaning, insinuation, or implication of what someone is saying. All I'm saying is that I won't be very sad if she breaks up with her boyfriend, if you catch my drift. A: "I want him 'taken care of'—he's become too much of a liability." B: "I think I catch your drift."
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Mr Jarndyce struggles towards some kind of confession of his love for her tonight, but she entirely fails to catch his drift
Moppets will catch his drift
and adults won't be bored.
And having seen the boots that scored Yeovil's first in the famous 1949 2-1 win over Sunderland - they are nailed to the boardroom wall - I catch his drift
Only fellow survivor Rosie Perez, wiped out by the loss of her son, can catch his drift
and they start on a trip of recovery.