read between the lines read between the lines

Definition(s):

  • (v) read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

Usage(s):

  1. And it opened my eyes to be aware of everything going on around me, to read between the lines of things that I'm told.
  2. KVH: In the Soviet Union, what was in Pravda, people read between the lines.
  3. Easily read between the lines, or even in them, was an effort to project a presidentially august image of above-the-battle statesmanship.

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