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Knowledge & Understanding - Understanding

Discover how English idioms like "light bulb moment" and "read between the lines" relate to understanding in English.

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English idioms related to Knowledge & Understanding
to know a hawk from a handsaw

to be able to show or recognize a difference between two individuals or things

[phrase]
open book

a person or a thing that is easy to understand or predict

[noun]
to read sb like a book

to be able to easily understand what someone is thinking about or what their intention is

[phrase]
to get to the heart of sth

to discover or determine the underlying cause of something, particularly an issue

[phrase]
to read between the lines

to get an understanding of what someone's true intention is or how they feel based on what they say or write

[phrase]
head trip

an experience that is as very thrilling and memorable

[noun]
to drum sth into one's head

to frequently repeat something to someone so that they finally learn or memorize it

[phrase]
quick off the mark

reacting quickly or immediately to an opportunity or situation

[phrase]
in words of one syllable

in a tone or manner that can be understood by many

[phrase]
the scales fall from one's eyes

to suddenly realize the truth about a situation

[sentence]
light bulb moment

a moment when a good idea or solution comes to one's mind

[phrase]
to shed light on sth

to provide clarification, understanding, or insight into a topic, situation, or problem

[phrase]
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