given to understand


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Related to given to understand: defer to, give it a shot, come to fruition, in its entirety

give (one) to understand

To cause one to understand or believe something. Why should I worry? The boss has never given me to understand that she's displeased with my work.
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given to understand

[of someone] made to believe [something]. (See also give someone to understand.) They were given to understand that there would be no tax increase, but after the election taxes went up. She was given to understand that she had to be home by midnight.
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In fact only this weekend there was, I am given to understand, a bit of a car chase that came about after some car rear shunted another car and sped off without stopping.
While the channels cannot be viewed through eLife and du, we are given to understand that those with a direct subscription to the network have not been impacted.
I am given to understand that this money is to be spent on children here in the UK.
And we are given to understand close consultation will be necessary with individual local councils before any relocation transpires whatsoever.
I am given to understand that since the DVLA mindlessly decreed it would no longer be necessary to display a current vehicle excise licence (aka tax disc) on one's windscreen, the number of unlicensed vehicles on the road has increased signifi-cantly.
I'm given to understand that the allegation against me is that I have been part of some meetings held in Riyadh and Dammam, where these plots were hatched.
A spokesman for Lloyds Coaches said yesterday: "We have been given to understand that there has been an accident in the Tywyn area this morning between a lorry and cyclist.
The bank's chief executive, Graham Honeybill, said in a statement, "We are given to understand that the overall fraud encompassed a number of banks not only in the Middle East but in the USA and other countries".
We were given to understand that some legislation had been passed hurriedly due to the interference of two politicians who were not even elected by the people, to implement this.
"We have been given to understand that the final calendar for 2013 will be announced during the first race in China," Victory Team Manager Ragesh Elayadeth told Gulf News without giving away much.
He said: "We are given to understand that an accident occurred nine and a half years ago when Messiah was working with a transport company."
Here in North Tyneside we were given to understand that there were more than adequate brownfield sites available for housing and as time has gone on we see that greenfield land is to be given over to accommodate a Government diktat.
I have been given to understand that electronic goods such as computers, mobile phones and batteries, should not be disposed of in regular bins as they are hazardous to health and harmful to the environment.
"At no time was I given to understand that this was so pounds 249.99 could be taken from it."
We are given to understand that there are no funds to pay for these benefits and the bill will be picked up by our younger generation.