what are you, was he, etc. getting at?

What is (one) getting at?

What is one suggesting, alluding to, or insinuating? Often used when angered or irritated by what was said. What exactly are you getting at? I have never taken a bribe in my entire life, if that's what you mean! What is she getting at, bringing up my taxes like that?
See also: get, what
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what are you, was he, etc. ˈgetting at?

(spoken) used to ask, especially in an angry way, what somebody is/was suggesting: I’m partly to blame? What exactly are you getting at?
See also: get, what
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