get the picture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get the picture get the meaning of something "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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Idioms

Get the picture - If you get the picture, you understand a situation fully.
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Usage

In literature:

But it's the picture I get of Moyen when I think of Moyen and of women.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
We'll get our names in the newspapers, Bessie, and maybe there will be pictures of us.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
Get them far enough back, the pictures blur if I'm too close.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
I get it from the sale of the pictures this bird makes.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Give her the plainest, hardest picture you can of the life you're getting her into.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The "still" man, who had left me after feeding the villagers, had been prowling around getting pictures.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
I could not get a word out of her, but she looked intently at the pictures.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
And who knows, maybe in the meantime you'll get your picture of a deer.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
Ken Holt would help, if we could get the picture to him.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Every time the wind shook my windows, I pictured some monstrous, hoary-headed creature trying to get in and gobble me up!
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
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In poetry:

Then Muriel, lost in thought,
Gazed; and the grandmother, with open pride,
Tended the lovely pair; till Muriel said,
"Is she so like? Dear granny, get me now
The picture that his father has"; and soon
The old woman put it in her hand.
"Laurance - [Part 3]" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

In 2013, Porsche gets plug-in hybrid versions of the Panamera sedan and a potential Panamera wagon, pictured, as previewed this week with the Panamera hybrid Sport Turismo concept.
This wasn't the easiest position to get Paddy into for a picture, so we all need to appreciate it.
Listen every Bobcat Thursday between 7:30am and 8:30am for your chance to get registered to win the panoramic picture.
Get the latest New Orleans Saints football news, schedules, rumors, pictures and more.
We all try so hard to get that perfect picture, but sometimes the stars align when you least expect it and you capture a moment in time like none other.
My pictures aren't great but you get the idea.
The students get to keep any pictures that aren't used in the scrapbook.
'The Rocky Horror Picture Show ' is a1975 cult classic that just seems to get better with age.
Where in the US can I get the Iris 'Kent Pride' pictured in the recent issue.
The TC-PU50 washes out in bright room lighting, and it can't get as bright in its most accurate picture mode as some plasmas this size.
"For a preschooler , trying to cut out a picture is often too much -- the scissors get caught up in the paper and he can't go anywhere," says Ann Curtis, director of the Infant and Preschool Center at Western Illinois University.
Get a Clear Mental Picture of the Goal Already Accomplished.
Whether it is a line for an Olympic event, or a line to get into another line to take a picture at the Olympic rings, the British will tell you -- nobody " queues " like the Brits.
Fortunately for the world he had the ability to snap a picture and get it online.
Click on the photo to get more pictures and information about each girl.
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In science:

This picture cannot be understood in terms of global variables, ratios, and spectra alone but only by combining the information we get from studies of HBT, elliptic flow, and high-pT , to name only a few.
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
In the area of Heavy Ions, I’d like to mention the particularly good review of Heavy Ion Physics at RHIC by Gunther Roland. He showed a ”consistent description of the final state,” but noted that ”we’re missing a picture of [the] dynamical evolution” that gets us there from the initial conditions.
LHC Symposium 2003: Summary Talk
First note how we have been reminded here by Barnes that the c ¯c potential picture gets signi ficant distortions from the DD threshold region, such that even the c ¯c c states can have 10% or more admixtures of meson pairs, or four quark states, in their wavefunctions.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
The only way to get it smaller, as in the pentaquark picture would be for g > 0.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
To get a simple picture let us assume for the moment that sin θ ≪ 1, so that the nondiagonal elements are small.
Solar Neutrino Oscillation - An Overview
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