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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 years ago

What does "Read between the lines" mean?

Some gangster wannabe ***** down the street were saying **** bout my bmx then when they left, one of them put three fingers up and said "Read between the lines!" What does that mean?

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    In everyday usage "Read between the lines" means that the meaning in something is hidden and you have to look for it .. in this case, however, it's more obvious.

    He's showing you three fingers and is literally telling you to 'just look at the middle one' .. he's telling you to F off.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It simply means there's more to what was said/written than what you're seeing/reading..."they are probably saying they will love to steal the BMX"! lol

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He was giving you the finger, 'The lines' are his index finger and his other finger, his middle finger is 'between the lines'.

  • 9 years ago

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/read+between+the+...

    Verb 1. read between the lines - read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

    construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

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  • 9 years ago

    He wanted to flip you off, but he was too much of a pansy to actually do it.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the finger in the middle, means ****** you

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