get the word

get the word
Fig. to receive an explanation; to receive the final and authoritative explanation. •

I'm sorry, I didn't get the word. I didn't know the matter had been settled.

Now that I have gotten the word, I can be more effective in answering questions.

* * *
See: GET THE MESSAGE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.