drop a hint


: 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.

Examples of drop a hint in a Sentence

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“Drop a hint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20a%20hint. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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