You’ve probably seen the phrase “understood the assignment” used to death on social media. Here’s why everyone is saying it.
The slang term is a popular way to praise someone who is going above and beyond to do a good job. When Rihanna slays her outfit at the Met Gala every year, you might say she understood the assignment. It’s pretty much like giving someone an “A+” or stamping something with your seal of approval.
What does “understood the assignment” mean?
According to Urban Dictionary, “understood the assignment” means, “a phrase used when someone is giving it 110% Whether it’s what they’re doing, what they’re wearing, someone who is really on top of their s***.”
However, on Twitter, the phrase might sometimes refer to a specific meme.
What is the Twitter “understood the assignment” meme?
In the Twitter trend, users pay tribute to their favorite actors and actresses who’ve been able to pull off a slew of eclectic roles.
What is the “understood the assignment” meme on TikTok?
The lyrics are:
Damn Tay, you killed this
I understood the assignment (Duh)
Uh-huh, uh-huh (Rich)
I understood the assignment
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh (Duh)
I understood the assignment (B**** I’m d-)
B****, I understood the assignment (Duh)
“Oh you’re going to wear white to my best friend’s wedding?” the user @yourfriendlizzie said, showing off the color toss packets she planned to use on the dress code breaker. As maid of honor, she understood the assignment.
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