Read the Lines

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Read the Lines

A slang term meaning to look at and analyze technical information. For example, reading the lines may involve analyzing a company's price-earnings ratio over a period of time. The general direction of the ratio may influence whether one buys or sells the company's stock.
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She plays her part as someone who reads the lines she's been given as if she senses their falseness but can't come up with an alternative, and who undergoes onscreen a moral evolution that still doesn't guarantee anything like happiness.