catch (someone's) drift

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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."
See also: catch, drift
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When IQ's were being dished out, she wasn't at the front of the queue or put another way, the wheel's going round but the gerbil isn't at home, if you catch my drift.
He thinks she likes him too, but he's a little bit naive about her profession, if you catch my drift.
For example, one item, Private Dicks, has nothing to do with undercover investigations, if you catch my drift.
My first thought was she'd been to the toilet, if you catch my drift.
I also have a problem with my nipples, not major or serious, but they aren't always there and sink in, if you catch my drift.
There are other benefits I mean my last girlfriend may have suffocated because of me, if you catch my drift.
Amanda has just set up home here too, so let's hope we'll be seeing even more of her in the future - although not quite as much as we saw in the unforgettable film Castaway, alongside Oliver Reed, if you catch my drift.
It means you'll either buy a Citroen or a DS, but not a Citroen DS, if you catch my drift.
When I say dodgy I mean the sort of place that had a magazine in the window simply entitled The Boy, so you'll catch my drift, although I managed to buy a copy of Joseph Heller's Catch 22, which lasted the rest of the day and beyond.
Santorum is more popular among evangelical voters in the southern Bible Belt, which pretty much tells you all you need to know, if you catch my drift.
After all, my dogs read my body language and mood better than a wife of 35 years--they don't need a sermon to catch my drift.
That's a 37% chance of forgetting I'm a vegetarian, if you catch my drift.
In my schooldays I remember girls talking about going to clubs at the weekends and the adventures they had after the clubs had closed; the older the guy the better - if you catch my drift.