Put Two and Two Together

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “Put Two and Two Together”.

When people say “put two and two together”, they are not trying to do math! So what does it mean?

“Put two and two together” is to figure something out. To be more specific, it is to

  • make a correct guess based on what you have seen or heard, or
  • work out the truth by using the information available
How to use it?
  • Attach a subject before “put”, and you are good to go!

“How did you know she’s pregnant?

“ I’d seen her refuse wine a couple of times at dinner parties, and she’s always a wine lover and so I just put two and two together.

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