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Idiom of the week – Read between the lines

Posted by englishlessons on April 22, 2013

Definition:

try to understand someone’s real feelings or intentions from what they say or write

Examples:

He had to read between the lines to understand the politician’s real intent.

It’s important not to take everything she says literally. You need to read between the lines.

Picture it:

Picture looking at the space between the lines of print to think about the true meaning.

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