draw an inference
Conclude, as in From his wording, we can draw the inference that he disapproves. This idiom is a long-winded way of saying infer. [Late 1600s]
What Is An “Interrupter”?Interrupters—like this guy right here—are squeezing into more and more contemporary writing, the goofy/sarcastic asides writers play with.
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