Catch my drift
Posted by Bob on October 26, 1999
In Reply to: Catch my drift posted by marty on October 24, 1999
: Anybody know what CATCH MY DRIFT means and were it comes from?
It means, follow my train of thought, or understand the direction my thoughts are leading you. Usually expressed as a conditional, as in "if you catch my drift..." to see if you're keeping up with the tour group (if you catch my drift.) Experience has shown that this phrase, and its close relatives, are used most often by stupid and/or contemptuous people who find it hard to believe that mere You can follow the dazzling intricacies of their logic. If you catch my drift, if you know what I'm saying, if you see what I mean.