read between the lines
phrasal to understand more than is directly stated

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

  • 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

  • read between the lines — If you read between the lines, you find the real message in what you re reading or hearing, a meaning that is not available from a literal interpretation of the words …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • read between the lines — ► read between the lines look for or discover a meaning that not explicitly stated. Main Entry: ↑read …   English terms dictionary

  • Read Between The Lines — est un DVD documentaire/spectacle du groupe Boys Like Girls, sorti le 4 novembre 2008 sous la direction de Doug Spangenberg. Le documentaire relatant l histoire du groupe et les aventures en tournée et le spectable de 10 chansons faisant partie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • read between the lines — verb read what is implied but not expressed on the surface • Hypernyms: ↑interpret, ↑construe, ↑see • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s something Somebody s that CLAUSE * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Read Between the Lines — Infobox Album Name = Read Between the Lines Type = studio Artist = Aaron Tippin Released = 1992 Recorded = Emerald Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Genre = Country Length = 31:58 Label = RCA Nashville Producer = Emory Gordy, Jr. Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • read between the lines — to find a hidden meaning in something said or written. The report doesn t criticize the research directly, but you can read between the lines that the review committee wasn t impressed. Usage notes: sometimes used without the verb: Leo read… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 audience to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • read between the lines — see what is not written, read the implied message, find the hidden meaning    If we read between the lines, the memo says the company is going to be sold …   English idioms

  • read between the lines — verb to infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly If you read between the lines a little, you will realize that he has deeper motives …   Wiktionary

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