get the memo



get the memo (third-person singular simple present gets the memo, present participle getting the memo, simple past got the memo, past participle (UK) got the memo or (US) gotten the memo)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see get,‎ memo.
  2. To receive an item of information.
  3. (informal, often in the negative) To be aware of the current state of affairs.
    • 2010, Ana Homayoun, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, Penguin (→ISBN)
      They've gotten it into their head that there's a mystical secret to academic success, and they just didn't get the memo.
    • 2014, Tawni Waters, Beauty of the Broken, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN)
      My alarm clock didn't get the memo about the day off. Iggy's must have because I can hear him snoring through his bedroom door.

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