between the lines
phrasal 1. by implication ; in an indirect way 2. by way of inference

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • read between the lines — {v. phr.} To understand all of a writer s meaning by guessing at what he has left unsaid. * /Some kinds of poetry make you read between the lines./ * /A clever foreign correspondent can often avoid censorship by careful wording, leaving his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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