What does figure out mean?
to understand or solve something
Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:
Time of Scene:
Rocky: Here’s your shirt back. Can I have a cigarette? … I’ve been thinking. How old are you?
Roy: Hmm. I dunno. 40.
Rocky: I’m 19. Man, that’s nothing, right? No matter what’s happened.
Roy: That’s right. You got your whole life ahead of you. You could start your life over three or four times if you want.
Rocky: What were you doing at 19?
Roy: Running playback bets in Louisiana and Mississippi mostly.
Rocky: How did you get into that?
Rocky: I think I really fucked things up.
Roy: You don’t need to think about it that way.
Rocky: I grew up in Orange. Nothing changed out there. Hot. Same fields. Same grass. Nothing to do day after day. I just kept thinking I wanted a real life. If you wanna leave, it’s okay.
Roy: Get some sleep. We’ll figure it outtomorrow.
Time of Scene:
Arthur: How do you translate a business strategy into an emotion?
Cobb: That’s what we’re here to figure out, right? Now, Robert’s relationship with his father is stressed to say the least.
Eames: Well. Can we run with that? We could suggest to him breaking up his father’s company as a “screw-you” to the old man.
Cobb: No, cause I think positive emotion trumps negative emotion every time. We all yearn for reconciliation for catharsis. We need Robert Fischer to have a positive emotional reaction to all this.
Eames: Alright, we’ll try this. “My father accepts that I want to create for myself, not follow in his footsteps.”
Cobb: That might work.
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