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Thanks and apologies for a silly question from a newbie.

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The phrasal verb "get through to" means to make someone understand. So "I don't think I'm getting through to you" means I don't think you're understanding me.

A couple of quick examples:

  1. That math teacher really got through to me. I understand my mathematics studies better than ever!

  2. I am getting through to him, despite his unwillingness to understand my point of view.

Perhaps what you're confusing yourself with is "get through" which means to surpass or finish with difficulty.

  • @mark42inbound No problem. Happy to help. :) – Neil Feb 1 '18 at 7:44

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