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  1. to make connections between people or events that seem not to be connected so that you can understand what is happening

    If society can get its head around the following facts and join the dots, we could solve an awful lot of problems.

    Spy chiefs say that by joining the dots between archived calls and terrorist suspects they can keep the country safe.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 17/11/2015
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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