take a hint

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Definition of take a hint

: 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."

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“Take a hint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20hint. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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