Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) suggesting or leading towards
How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
not sure what you're driving at
This is a phrasal verb used to ask someone what they are implying or saying indirectly. ‘What were you driving at with that comment earlier?’ ‘I felt he was driving at something else when he mentioned the artwork earlier.’ It is an expression you are more likely to hear in a formal setting.
Social Examples (Advance)
You know exactlywhat I'm driving at. You need to do this, because I can't!
Professional Examples (Basic)
I'mnot really sure what you're driving athere. Are you suggesting that I was responsible for the downturn in Sales?
EnglishLogica® 2019. The content of this website is the intellectual property of Yashmi Consulting Ltd., and is intended for educational purposes only. This content is not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from its copyright owners. Reproduction or embedding of this content on any media or platform will constitute copyright infringement.