get sth across
— phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten
- The novel is good at getting the experience of war across to the reader.
- The campaign had clearly failed to get its message across to the public.
- The speaker reiterated the main points he was trying to get across to the audience.
- Do you think he managed to get his ideas across?
- She usually wastes no time in getting her points across.
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