What is the meaning of "read between the lines"?

The meaning of "read between the lines" is:

discover the hidden meaning


What is the definition of "read between the lines"?

The definition of "read between the lines" is:

discover the hidden meaning



"read between the lines" means

discover the hidden meaning

Example Sentences:

When my boss told me that the business wasn’t doing well, I should have read between the lines. The cafe closed two weeks later.

Girlfriend: I’m unhappy.
Boyfriend: Do you want a massage?
Girlfriend: No, that won’t help. I just want you to know, that I’m really unhappy.
Boyfriend: Can I get you some chocolate?
Girlfriend: No.
Boyfriend: Okay, well call me tomorrow?
Girlfriend: You need to read between the lines. We’re breaking up!

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Reading Between The Lines In The Gardner-Udall Poll

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