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get the idea

To understand or comprehend something. Mom, quit lecturing me—I get the idea! I won't come in after curfew any more.
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get the iˈdea

(informal) understand something when it has been explained to you: ‘Do you understand how it works now?’ ‘Yes, I think I’ve got the idea. Thanks for showing me.’
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He was not even the originating source of the story, in the sense that I got the idea for it somewhere else.