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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)

  1. (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.
  2. (by extension) To make connections in one's mind, arriving at a more holistic understanding of a situation.

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