get\ the\ word

• get the message
• get the word
v. phr. slang
To understand clearly what is meant.

The principal talked to the students about being on time, and most of them got the message.

Mary hinted to her boyfriend that she wanted to break up, but he didn't gel the message.

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Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get the word — See: GET THE MESSAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the word — See: GET THE MESSAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the word out — tell the message, spread the word    The easiest way for us to get the word out is on the Internet …   English idioms

  • get\ a\ word\ in — • get a word in (edgewise) v. phr. To find a chance to say something when others are talking. The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word. Mary talked so much that Jack couldn t get a word in edgewise …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {v. phr.} To find a chance to say something when others are talking. * /The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word./ * /Mary talked so much that Jack couldn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {v. phr.} To find a chance to say something when others are talking. * /The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word./ * /Mary talked so much that Jack couldn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a word in — find a chance to say something when others are talking The customer couldn t get a word in while talking to the salesman so he decided to go to another company …   Idioms and examples

  • get\ the\ message — • get the message • get the word v. phr. slang To understand clearly what is meant. The principal talked to the students about being on time, and most of them got the message. Mary hinted to her boyfriend that she wanted to break up, but he didn… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the message — or[get the word] {v. phr.}, {slang} To understand clearly what is meant. * /The principal talked to the students about being on time, and most of them got the message./ * /Mary hinted to her boyfriend that she wanted to break up, but he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the message — or[get the word] {v. phr.}, {slang} To understand clearly what is meant. * /The principal talked to the students about being on time, and most of them got the message./ * /Mary hinted to her boyfriend that she wanted to break up, but he didn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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