give\ smb.\ to\ understand
- • give (smb) to understandv. phr. informal1. To make a person think that something is true but not tell him; suggest; hint.
Mr. Johnson gave Billy to understand that he would pay him if he helped him clean the yard.2. To make a person understand by telling him very plainly or boldly.
Frank was given to understand in a short note from the boss that he was fired.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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