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connect the dots (verb), connected the dots; connecting the dots
To learn or to understand how different things are related: The data about the results of the company's new policies was not known because no one had connected the dots until yesterday.

Connect the dots can be used to illustrate an ability to associate one idea with another one in order to find the "big picture", or important feature, in a mass of data.

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