high sign

noun

Definition of high sign

: a gesture used as a signal (as of approval or warning) usually used in the phrase give the high sign

Examples of high sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The high sign also precedes a meeting of the House-Senate conference committee that is technically supposed to be handling the negotiations, but may instead simply ratify the deal worked out at higher levels. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Republicans Rush Toward Final Tax Bill Agreement," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of high sign

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“High sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20sign. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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