get/take the hint

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Definition of get/take the hint

: to understand what someone is suggesting when he or she says something in an indirect way When she told me how much work she had to do, I got/took the hint and left.

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“Get/take the hint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Ftake%20the%20hint. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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