take a hint

Definition of take a hint

  1. :  to understand what someone is suggesting when he or she says something in an indirect way “I have a lot of work to do.” “OK, I'll leave. I can take a hint.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  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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capable of being understood in two ways

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