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Idiom of the week – Connect the dots

Posted by englishlessons on February 25, 2014

Definition:

understand something based on multiple pieces of evidence

Examples:

At first she didn’t understand why he switched his position, but after she thought about it, she was able to connect the dots.

It took him some time to connect the dots, but he eventually understood the reasons behind the change.


Picture it:

Picture one of the children’s puzzles where you draw lines to connect the dots, and a picture becomes clear.

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