Definition of Get the picture

1. Verb. Get the meaning of something. "Sam and Sue get the picture the movie "; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Definition of Get the picture

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To understand or comprehend; to interpret correctly. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get The Picture

get the boot
get the chop
get the drift
get the drop on
get the elbow
get the goods
get the goods on
get the hang
get the hang of
get the hint
get the job done
get the jump
get the knack
get the lead out
get the memo
get the picture (current term)
get the point
get the sack
get the time
get the vapors
get the wind up
get there
get this show on the road
get through
get through to
get tied up
get to
get to grips
get to grips with
get to know

Literary usage of Get the picture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Detroit, a Chronicle of Its Progress, Its Industries, Its by Paul Leake (1912)
"''Then by George you will not get the picture nor the information." "One moment, young man, do you really mean to tell me, that rather than give away who ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"And you didn't get the picture, either." "No" I admitted, "I didn't get the picture—but I did get a perfectly bully beginning for the story. ..."

3. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"... and by moving the screen or the apparatus get the picture the desired size. Now focus very sharply. The diaphragm of the objective must be wide open. ..."

4. The Journal and Transactions of the Photographic Society of Great Britain by Photographic Society of Great Britain (1859)
"... the difficulty is to get the picture perfectly developed, without making the high lights too dense, and therefore the pyrogallic acid must predominate. ..."

5. Sir William Gregory, K.C.M.G., Formerly Member of Parliament and Sometime by William Henry Gregory (1894)
"He listened, and said, " get the picture." I remarked that I was certain it would ... get the picture," was all he replied. On my saying that I could not ..."

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