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get the word

To learn the explanation for something. I'm sorry I can't answer more of your questions now, but once I get the word, I'll let you all know why they stopped funding our program.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get the word

Fig. to receive an explanation; to receive the final and authoritative explanation. I'm sorry, I didn't get the word. I didn't know the matter had been settled. Now that I have gotten the word, I can be more effective in answering questions.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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