get the drift


get the drift
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American business jargon. 2014.

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  • get the drift — to understand in a general way what someone is telling you. I usually read the first page of a report just to get the drift. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form get someone s drift: She said something about going home, but Len didn t get her… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the drift — verb To understand, at least at some basic or general level. I dont really read French, but I can often guess enough to get the drift …   Wiktionary

  • get the drift — get (someone s)/the drift informal, informal to understand what someone is saying. Can you explain that again? I don t quite get your drift. I didn t understand everything he was saying but I think I caught the drift …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the hang of — Synonyms and related words: absorb, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, attain mastery of, be with one, become adept in, catch, catch on, comprehend, conceive, dig, digest, fathom, follow, get, get down cold, get down pat, get hold of, get taped,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • get the picture — Synonyms and related words: absorb, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, be with one, catch, catch on, comprehend, conceive, dig, digest, fathom, follow, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, grasp, have, have it taped, ken, know, learn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • if you get my drift — if you catch/get my drift informal, informal something that you say to suggest that you have left out information or your opinion from what you have just told someone. She always has to be the centre of attention, if you catch my drift …   New idioms dictionary

  • drift´ing|ly — drift «drihft», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to carry along by currents of water or air: »The current was drifting our boat onto the rocks. 2. to heap up; pile up: »The wind is so strong it s drifting the snow. 3. to enlarge or shape (a hole) with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift — [[t]drɪ̱ft[/t]] ♦♦♦ drifts, drifting, drifted 1) VERB When something drifts somewhere, it is carried there by the movement of wind or water. [V adv/prep] We proceeded to drift on up the river... [V adv/prep] The climbing balloon drifted silently… …   English dictionary

  • drift — I n. (colloq.) meaning to get the drift II v. 1) (d; intr.) to drift into (to drift into a life of crime) 2) (D; intr.) to drift with (to drift with the current) * * * [drɪft] (colloq.) [ meaning ] to get the drift (d; intr.) to drift into (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • get — Synonyms and related words: OD, absorb, accede to, accept, access, accumulate, acquire, addle, admit, advance, affect, age, aggravate, agree with, alight, amaze, anger, annex, annoy, answer, apparel, appreciate, apprehend, approach, arise, arouse …   Moby Thesaurus