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read between the lines

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Definition


To understand what is not explicitly being said. To discern a suggested or implied meaning.

Context : Social Life
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: discern, interpret
Examples of idiom “read between the lines” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Hey_Stephhh'
    Hey_Stephhh:

    Don't just call me a pessimist. Try to read between the lines.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'sbarrerz'
    sbarrerz:

    I don't understand why you being such a little bitch. You asked for it, your fault you couldn't read between the lines .

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Abeauty22'
    Abeauty22:

    I read between the lines & shit pisses me off!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Capsaholic'
    Capsaholic:

    Come on people! read between the lines...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'EoinProut'
    EoinProut:

    @EvertB I spend so much time reading between the lines I probably don't read the actual lines properly

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MemeFiasco'
    MemeFiasco:

    reading between the lines isn't always a good thing. Cause nine times out of ten your gonna end up seeing something that isn't there.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SteveDePena'
    SteveDePena:

    ...no one reads between the lines anymore, all they see are spaces....