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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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But many people in the Army still haven't gotten the word.
"There's a sense of accomplishment knowing we've successfully gotten the word out," says Woodward.
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"We haven't come together and gotten the word out about who we are and what we're doing."
"That shows that there are a lot of people out there who still haven't gotten the word," said Cecilia Munoz, who heads the diocese's amnesty efforts.
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