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do the math

verb phrase

to figure something out, esp. when the answer is obvious


Why do you have no savings? You do the math.

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do the math

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Figure it out yourself; also, carry out a simple arithmetic calculation: To live where you want, do the math

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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