Idiom: get something across
Idiom: get something across (get across something)
- to make something understood
- to communicate information or ideas
- Could you please let me finish speaking? I’m trying to get my point across.
- I have to try harder to get the idea across to my students who are learning English that they are responsible for their own learning.
- To be honest, I don't think I was very effective in getting my message across at today's meeting so I'm going to follow up with an email to our client.
- Our manager needs to moderate the meetings better. How can I get my ideas across if I'm constantly interrupted while I'm speaking?
- Stop yelling at our kids. The only thing you're getting across is how angry you are and that's not very helpful.
- What do you think is the best way to get our campaign message across to younger voters?
- We've tried to get across the seriousness of posting certain types of messages to Facebook but few kids are listening.
- The most frustrating thing about learning a new language is trying to get your opinions across as eloquently as you'd like to.
- make clear
- make understood
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