To latch on is to understand or realize something, often after a long time.
Informal Australian and British English.
A latch (noun) is a fastener for a gate, door or window.
latch (verb) is to fasten something (for example a door or gate) with a latch.
Examples of use:
1. It took us a few minutes to latch on to what she was talking about.
2. It took me weeks to latch on that he was lying to me.
3. He eventually latched on that she was only interested in his money.
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Can you use latch on in a sentence?
Have you latched on to something recently?
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