get the idea | get the pictureINFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get the idea | get the picture
to understand something, esp. something that isn't said directly
- Brad and Angie kissed and then looked at me. "OK," I said, "I get picture. You want to be alone."
- He dragged his finger across his throat and said, "Get the idea?" I nodded and said, "I won't say a word. I promise."
Also "get it", as in "OK, I get it. You want to be alone."
You can say "I get the idea" or "I get the picture" to let someone know
Contributor: Matt Errey