Drop a hint

To “drop a hint” means to suggest something without saying it directly.

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To “drop a hint” means to suggest something without saying it directly. As soon as he begins to favor one sibling, he withdraws his approval. He “drops hints,” or he suggests something without saying it directly, but he never makes promises. The couple has been “dropping hints” that they’d like to be invited to the party. She “dropped a few hints” about some gifts she’d like to get.

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