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Read between the lines

DEFINITION

Infer a hidden meaning. Speculate an understanding not specifically by reading what is written or hearing what has been said, but looking for a deeper meaning.

He told me that I could date his daughter, but when you read between the lines, you realize that he meant I cannot kiss her or anything else.”

 

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