Catch Word #243 – Read between the lines

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The way we communicate includes more than what we actually say. Sometimes there are hidden meanings! In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain two phrases that mean to look past the obvious for the truth.

Catch Word episodes define idioms, phrases, and slang so you can sound like a native speaker. Listen as two English speakers have a natural conversation so you can improve your vocabulary and listening skills. You will also learn new ways to talk about finding the hidden meaning!

Fun facts

The expression read between the lines comes from cryptography—using codes to protect information. In one code, reading every second line of a message gives a different meaning from that of the entire text.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Read between the lines
  • To take a hint
  • To break down [something]
  • Face value
  • Body language
  • Keep an eye out

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski (Unsplash)

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