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

takeplay
  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. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

hintplay
  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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