meaning of the expression “I can see the wheels turning”?

Hello,

What is the meaning of the expression “I can see the wheels turning”? I think it means you can see that someone is engaged in deep thought, thinking seriously about something, thinking carefully about something. For example, “When I asked her to marry me, I could see her wheels turning.”

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  • The expression means that someone is deep in thought! Just like “get the ball rolling” means to start something! 😉

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    meaning of the expression “I can see the wheels turning”?

    Hello,

    What is the meaning of the expression “I can see the wheels turning”? I think it means you can see that someone is engaged in deep thought, thinking seriously about something, thinking carefully about something. For example, “When I asked her to marry me, I could see her…

  • You know how car wheels spin in the snow but you don’t go anyplace? It’s like that. It means you’re doing a lot of work but not getting any results. Like explaining something to a stupid person who just doesn’t get it. .

  • You are correct.

    Further, it’s like saying, “I understand the process”, in this case, understanding that the thinking process is engaged (so to speak!).

  • Correct. Someone’s thinking heavily.

  • you got it.

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