put two and two together


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put two and two together

to figure something out from the information available. Well, I put two and two together and came up with an idea of who did it. Don't worry. John won't figure it out. He can't put two and two together.
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put two and two together

to understand something by using the information you have I didn't tell her George had left, but she noticed his car was gone and put two and two together.
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put two and two together

to guess the truth about a situation from pieces of information which you know about it I didn't tell her my husband had left, but she'd noticed his car was missing and put two and two together.
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put two and two together

Draw the proper inference from existing evidence, as in Putting two and two together, it's not hard to guess who will be chosen for the lead role in the play . [Mid-1800s]
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put two and two together

To draw the proper conclusions from existing evidence or indications.
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