latch on; latch on to; latch onto; laugh off; lead on

latch on
頓悟;忽然理解
They were lying, but it took her ages to latch on.

latch on to +
頓悟某事;忽然理解某事
The police didn't latch on to what the crooks were doing for years.

latch onto +
纏住 (某人) 不放;連結住 (某物) 不放
Two girls tried to latch onto them as they were leaving.
The gecko latched onto the ceiling.

latch onto +
瞭解某事確是有用、有益或有利可圖
Oil companies have latched onto environmental ideas.

laugh * off +
一笑置之
He laughed off the sprained finger but it obviously affected his golf game.

lead * on +
哄騙,誘騙 (某人)
She led him on about her desire to get married.

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