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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From downtown Miami to Hillsboro Inlet you will find the Reward Fleet, and on Miami Beach at Haulover Inlet is the Kelley Fleet, on A1A is the Sea Legs, the Flamingo Partyboat, Lois Ann, Catch My Drift, Fish City Pride and the Helen S Fleet.
OK, that doesn't exactly trip off the tongue but you catch my drift.
OK, that doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, but you catch my drift.
just hanging there, or hanging in there, 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.
There was machine-gun fire all around us, and mortars were exploding a little too close to the hotel, if you catch my drift.
Hell of a tennis player, but not the coldest ball in the fridge, if you catch my drift.
The 20 minutes after I wake up and the 20 minutes before I fall asleep, when I "amuse myself," if you catch my drift.
Dense yet substantive, Someone to Catch My Drift tells the story of Nikai Parker, a sharp tongued, 20-something and her relationship with Robert, a fireman with a roving eye.