get the message


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get the message

to understand what someone is trying to tell you, although they do not say it directly Next time he calls, tell him you're busy for the next three months - he'll get the message.
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get the message

  (informal)
to understand what someone is trying to tell you even if they are not expressing themselves directly Next time he calls, tell him you're busy for the next three months - he'll soon get the message. Okay, I get the message - you want to be alone.
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get the message

Also, get the picture. Understand or infer the real import or substance of something. For example, He gestured to the waiter, who got the message and brought the bill, or Kate got the picture and decided to keep her mouth shut about the error. [Mid-1900s] Also see get it.
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Evan Lipstein of the HyLine Safety Company, a provider of photoluminescent markers, said, "It might be the smaller building owners in the end who didn't get the message for one reason or another.
Sometimes you can correct a dancer, but they don't get the message," Schorer says.
To play in front of anyone is great, but to play in front of people who don't speak the language - and they still get the message - is better.
Another reason that many executives don't get the message is that they don't understand the driving role IT is playing in this transformation.
This conference provides us with another way to get the message out about the importance of our cutting-edge technology," said Mike Korodi, VP sales & marketing at PTSC.