In the first sentence, when you say "I couldn't get across what I said", it means you didn't understand what you said. What you meant was you couldn't make someone else get the meaning of what you said. In order to convey that meaning , rewrite like this:
Originally Posted by Poshi
"I couldn't make them get across what I said."
As for the second sentence, yes, you can say "I couldn't make my idea understood"
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