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get it (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get it (1)

Meaning

to understand what you've been told or shown

For example

  • After explaining how evolution works, our teacher said, "Do you get it?"

  • Chris called me after his girlfriend left him. "I don't get it," he said, "We were really happy together."

Quick Quiz

Sophia said "I get it!" after her maths teacher had

a. confused her again

b. given her homework

c. explained an equation

Contributor: Matt Errey