The literal translation that is found to be most closely equivalent to the English meaning of this is

Вы поЛучите картину,

but I don’t know if that is just the literal meaning of saying ‘someone is receiving a picture’ or the phrasal meaning in English.

‘You get the picture’ in English is a way of saying that ‘you get the idea’ of something.

Thank you in advance.

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    I sometimes hear my girlfriend say "Улавливаешь мысль?" or "Улавливаешь?". Dec 27, 2018 at 18:56
  • @Con-gras-tue-les-chiens, Yes, it is a good variant of the interrogative form. Dec 27, 2018 at 19:03

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I have to type in 30 characters before I can write

Ну ты понял

  • I just see this as , well you understand
    – Almonds812
    Dec 27, 2018 at 21:56
  • @Almonds812: yes, this is what it means literally.
    – Quassnoi
    Dec 27, 2018 at 22:35
  • this is rare case when it's justified - it's that short yet not a comment but a self-sufficient answer )
    – shabunc
    Dec 27, 2018 at 22:52
  • This matches the meaning, but more colloquial, especially if "You get the picture" is part of a sentence.
    – Alexander
    Dec 28, 2018 at 19:20

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