Idiom:  drive at something

Meaning 

Idiom:  drive at something

  • what someone is really trying to say or suggest

Example sentences

  • Did you notice what her mother was driving at when she asked where your father graduated from school?
  • I have no idea what the district manager was driving at this morning at the sales meeting. Do you?
  • What we're driving at is that we prefer a more classic and traditional style.
  • I really wasn't sure what my mother-in-law was driving at when she asked why didn't like chocolate.
  • I don't think most students understood what our professor was driving at. He was just trying to emphasize the importance of primary sources in our research.
  • I think we really need to rewrite this paper's conclusion so that it's crystal clear what we're driving at.
  • I'm not sure what you're driving at and I don't have a lot of time, so could you please get to the point?


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