connect the dots
A connect-the-dots puzzle, partially completed.
connect the dots (third-person singular simple present connects the dots, present participle connecting the dots, simple past and past participle connected the dots)
- (literally) To attempt to complete a puzzle in which dots on a paper must be connected in a specific order so that the joining lines form a picture.
- (by extension) To make connections in one's mind, arriving at a more holistic understanding of a situation.
Last modified on 11 November 2012, at 13:33