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Hello,

I wonder the exact meanings of 'to get something across to somebody' here in these two sentences.

Could you please explain them to me?

1.Your meaning didn't really get across. (=Your meaning was not clear and somebody didn't understand it...?)

2.He is not very good at getting his ideas across.(=He is not good at explaining something or telling what he wants to tell somebody, or sharing information with somebody...?)

I looked it up in the dictionary and it shows three definitions of this verb, but I still decided to ask about it because I am not sure they are clear to me especially this one: 1.'to succeed in communicating something." Does it mean to share some information with somebody successfully?

I decided to type another definition of this verb to ask if all of these definitions can suit these sentences or only one of them?

2.To be communicated or understood.

Thanks
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Hi Ninania

First sentence I would write it as "You did n't really get your meaning across" and your interpretation is correct.

Second sentence you have correctly understood.

And a further yes for your interpretation and verb use.
Thank you.