read between the lines
Meaning: When you read between the lines you try to understand what someone implies, but doesn't openly state, when they say or write something.
- I got a letter from Robyn and she isn't happy. She didn't say anything but I could tell by reading between the lines that something's wrong.
- A good writer doesn't tell the reader everything directly but leaves it up to the reader to figure things out for themselves by reading between the lines.
If you read between the lines, you will