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It clicked all of the pieces of the puzzle

Discussion in 'English Only' started by hly2004, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. hly2004 Banned

    chinese
    Hi, everyone:


    "It was like fireworks went off. It clicked all of the pieces of the puzzle together for us. We understood why this would work in the office, but couldn't wait to get back to the pool," Slotnick said.

    Could you tell me the idea of the underlined part?

    More context:
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/08/13/swimming.lessons/index.html

    Best wishes
     
  2. Harry Batt

    Harry Batt Senior Member

    Minneapolis
    USA English
    In the context of this sentence taken from the article as a whole it means that they had solved a problem after having gathered together many ideas. It is not a common English expression. It does describe the thoughts of the author in good English terms.
     
  3. hly2004 Banned

    chinese
    Thank you, Harry Batt
    :-)
     
  4. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    The most common way in AE to say this is "all the pieces of the puzzle came together"
     
  5. hly2004 Banned

    chinese
    I've got it, thank you, Bibliolept
    :-)
     

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