Meaning / Usage : to understand something by piecing together hints or other bits of information.
Explanation : ‘ connect ‘ literally means ‘ to draw lines between ‘ ; ‘ dots ‘ refers to pieces of information gathered to understand a certain situation.
- To understand her feelings for you , you have to connect dots based on her behaviour.
- Alex has to connect the dots so he could be able to find the real problem.
- To resolve a crime , investigation officers have to be good at connecting dots.
A : I am thinking why Anne is always refusing my invitation.
B : By connecting the dots based from your story , I can say that she isn’t really interested to you.