1. understand the general meaning of the information provided
do you catch my drift?
If you 'catch someone's drift', you understand the main points of what they are trying to imply or communicate. This phrase is often used in situations where the speaker cannot be direct about what they are trying to say: "Do you catch my drift?" A similar colloquial phrase is 'Do you get me?'. This can be used in social and professional contexts, but it is quite informal, so it might be best to avoid it in professional situations.