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    Smile idiomatic expression

    hi, i'm writing from Spain. I think I've receantly heard an expression which goes like 'to connect the dots'. I'm not very sure about this being the correct form, but in any case I thought you could probably help me to find out the meaning if it really exists.

    Thank you a lot.


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    Re: idiomatic expression

    Connect the dots, you just connect the dots. Those good old games of our childhood.

    See it here.

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    Re: idiomatic expression

    Welcome, charliefromthearmy.

    From connect the dots - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    connect the dots

    to understand the relationship between different ideas or experiences. It took years of hard work to connect the dots between the murder and the suspect.

    Etymology: from a children's activity in which a picture can be seen when you draw lines to connect numbered dots (= small, round marks)

    All the best.

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    Re: idiomatic expression

    Quote Originally Posted by ali-karabulut View Post
    Connect the dots, you just connect the dots. Those good old games of our childhood.

    See it here.
    So the idiom means 'given the little bits of information you have, work out the big picture [the overall truth]'.

    b


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    Re: idiomatic expression

    To connect the dots simply means: put all the pieces together one at a time to get to the end. From the start to the finish, one step at a time.

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