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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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But getting the idea for Season 4 isn't the only issue.
Matthew Woods (pictured), 19, from Chorley, Lancashire, made a number of derogatory posts about April and missing Madeline McCann after getting the idea from Sickipedia - a website that "trades in sick jokes".
Matthew Woods, 19, (right) made derogatory posts about April and missing Madeleine McCann after getting the idea from Sickipedia - a website that "trades in sick jokes".
Steven Moffat credited his wife with finally getting the idea off the ground after he and co-creator Mark Gatiss had discussed their love of the Victorian detective.
The sections of the book are arranged so that they lead the reader through the process Morrell follows when putting a novel or story together, from getting the idea to making choices among viewpoints and structures, and dealing with description and dialogue.
She succeeds at getting the idea across without making readers feel like idiots.
The father-of-four, who sets off tomorrow, said: 'Although I will be quite literally on top of the world, I don't want clients getting the idea I will be neglecting their business.
The Total Force first sergeant corps is 2,700--are you getting the idea that you're going to be busy?
The current level of pricing for commercial office properties is so good, even REITs are getting the idea that now may be the right time to cash in their chips.
But remember - there's a difference between having something patented and getting the idea marketed.
A banned driver who attempted to set fire to a roadside speed camera after getting the idea from a television programme was jailed for 12 months yesterday.
A DISQUALIFIED driver who attempted to set fire to a roadside speed camera after getting the idea from a television programme was jailed for 12 months yesterday.
The woman admits getting the idea from the savekaryn.com web site launched in July.
"Hopefully, in the long term, we will find some other way of getting the idea funded."
MP, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire WHERE are people getting the idea that if Scotland votes for independence they will need a passport to visit England?