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    Hi

    What does it mean to "get under the hood of the issues"?

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    Re: hood of the ....

    1. The underlying implementation of a product (hardware, software, or idea). Implies that the implementation is not intuitively obvious from the appearance, but the speaker is about to enable the listener to grok it. "Let's now look under the hood to see how ...."

    2. Can also imply that the implementation is much simpler than the appearance would indicate: "Under the hood, we are just fork/execing the shell."

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    #3

    Re: hood of the ....

    does it mean "to examine carefully"?
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    Re: hood of the ....

    The 'hood' referred to is the metal cover over the engine of a car. In the same way you open the boot of a car to put the luggage in, it's what you open to get at the engine.
    S - if you get 'under the hood' of something, you are getting into the inner workings of something, how it all works.

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    #5

    Re: hood of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    does it mean "to examine carefully"?
    thanks.
    It really does.

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    Re: hood of the ....

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    The 'hood' referred to is the metal cover over the engine of a car. In the same way you open the boot of a car to put the luggage in, it's what you open to get at the engine.
    S - if you get 'under the hood' of something, you are getting into the inner workings of something, how it all works.


    In the "American" language, under the hood means getting into the engine of the car to see what's really going on.
    If you go into the luggage section of the car, it's called the "trunk", rather than the "boot" as it is called in the UK.
    You are right, though, in that it means to get to the bottom of the issue to find out the truth.

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