Idiom of the Week: Get the Picture

Meaning: To understand what’s happening.


She tried to tell him that she wanted to break up, but he didn’t get the picture.

You need to finish your homework before you watch TV. Got the picture?

They had to explain the situation to him for several minutes before he finally got the picture.

Pop Quiz:

Which one is a good example of someone getting the picture?

A.  Buying a painting at an art gallery.

B.  Finally understanding why someone’s angry with you.

C.  Receiving a photo as an email attachment.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. Getting the picture means understanding what’s going on – so if you finally understand why your friend’s upset with you, then you got the picture. Now go say you’re sorry!


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