drop a hint

Definition of drop a hint

  1. :  to make a statement that suggests something that one does not want to say in a direct way He's been dropping hints that he'd like to be invited to the party.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

  1. :  opportunity, turn

    :  a statement that expresses indirectly what one prefers not to say explicitly

    :  an indirect or general suggestion for how to do or solve something

  1. :  to convey indirectly and by allusion rather than explicitly

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