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Word of the day: Click

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click idiom

This cartoon is based on the double meaning of click.

A click is a short, sharp sound.

"The door closed with a click."

"Turn the handle until you hear a click."

In informal English, click is used to describe what happens when you suddenly understand or remember something.

"When she started talking about Boston, it suddenly clicked where I had met her before."

"I had to read the report a couple of times before it clicked."

A seat belt fastens around someone travelling in a vehicle or aircraft and holds them in their seat if there is an accident.