get the picture


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get the picture

To understand the real or overall meaning of a situation. OK, I get the picture. I'll start looking for somewhere else to stay. A: "So first I broke up with him, then we got back together, then he broke up with me, then we got back together, then—" B: "I get the picture."
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get the picture

see under get the message.
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get the picture

INFORMAL
COMMON If you get the picture, you understand what is happening in a situation. Anna was giggling. She was beginning to get the picture. They smoke, they play snooker, they do the pools. You get the picture, I'm sure. Note: This expression is often used in when someone does not understand something immediately.
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get the picture

understand a situation. informal
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get the ˈpicture

(spoken) understand something: I get the picture — you want me to keep it a secret.
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